Excerpts from his lecture "Illustrations of The House of the Seven Gables:
A Help or a Hindrance?" in which John Idol comments that illustrators' interpretations
of Phoebe's character tend to emphasize the "sunny" aspects of her character.
"Genevieve Cowles captures the sunny traits of Phoebe that Hawthorne stresses
about her in the garden scene in which she feeds the degenerated remnants of
the Pyncheon flock of chickens. [Record #144 Picture/Record 667 Video Clip ]