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Excerpt in Chapter 13 - "Alice Pyncheon" in The House of the Seven Gables

Excerpt in Chapter 13 - "Alice Pyncheon" in The House of the Seven Gables
that describes Alice's initial entrance and powerful personality

If ever there was a lady born, and set apart from the world's vulgar mass by a certain gentle and cold stateliness, it was this very Alice Pyncheon. Yet there was the womanly mixture in her; the tenderness, or, at least, the tender capabilities.



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