Power of beauty


From an American author, poet and editor.

He worked with several writers including Edgar Allan Poe and Longfellow.

This story is very short but with the art of writing emotions.

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Mr Wangrave, those English gentlemen

Their own monastic privilege

A taciturn monk

Stephania was again near me


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That the truths arrived at by the unaccredited short road of "magnetism" had better be stripped of their technical phraseology, and set down as the gradual discoveries of science and experience, is a policy upon which acts many a sagacious believer in "clairvoyance."

Doubtless, too, there is, here and there, a wise man, who is glad enough to pierce, with the eyes of an incredible agent, the secrets about him, and let the world give him credit, by whatever name they please, for the superior knowledge of which he silently takes advantage.

I should be behind the time, if I had not sounded to the utmost of my ability and opportunity the depth of this new medium. I have tried it on grave things and trifles. If the unveiling which I am about to record were of more use to myself than to others, perhaps I should adopt the policy of which I have just spoken, and give the result, simply as my own shrewd lesson learned in reading the female heart.

But the truths I unfold will instruct the few who need and can appreciate them, while the whole subject is not of general importance enough to bring down cavilers upon the credibility of their source. I thus get rid of a very detestable though sometimes necessary evil, ("qui nescit dissimulare nescit vivere," says the Latin sage,) that of shining by any light that is not absolutely my own.

I am a very plain man in my personal appearance. So plain that a common observer, if informed that there was a woman who had a fancy for my peculiar type, would wonder that I was not thankfully put to rest for life as a seeker after love — a second miracle of the kind being a very slender probability.


Mots clés : monastic privilege, taciturn monk, English gentlemen, love story, bath of Lucca, Vallambrosa, refuge, Power of Beauty and a Plain Man’s Love, N. P. Willis, Nathaniel Parker Willis