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ich gallery Bret Harte added the gambler, and the authors of Democracy and the Bread-Winners flung in the politician.
In all these figures social distinctions disappear: a man's a man for a‘ that.
And so of our later writers, Miss Wilkins in New England, Miss Murfree in Tennessee, Mr. Cable in Louisiana, Mr. Howe in Kansas, Dr. Eggleston in Indiana, Julien Gordon in New York, all represent the same impulse; all recognize that all men are created equal in Jefferson's sense, because all recognien power drawing him on to Rome, so Howells has evidently felt a magnet drawing him on to New York, and it was not until he set up his canvas there that it had due proportions.
My friend Mr. James Parton used to say that students must live in New England, where there were better libraries, but that loafers and men of genius should live in New York.
To me personally it seems a high price to pay for the privileges either of genius or of loafing, but it is well that Howells has at last paid it