- The artist now turned the conversation to themes less dark than that which they had touched upon.Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (44% in)
- It consequently becomes imperative to make short work with most of the traditionary lore of which the old Pyncheon House, otherwise known as the House of the Seven Gables, has been the theme.Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (3% in)
- For here,—and if we fail to impress it suitably upon the reader, it is our own fault, not that of the theme, here is one of the truest points of melancholy interest that occur in ordinary life.Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (65% in)
- Leaving these antique themes, the old lady began to talk about the daguerreotypist, whom, as he seemed to be a well-meaning and orderly young man, and in narrow circumstances, she had permitted to take up his residence in one of the seven gables.Chapter 5 — May and November (93% in)
- Therefore, it was well that Phoebe so often chose sad themes, and not amiss that they ceased to be so sad while she was singing them.Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (52% in)
- Without directly answering her, he turned from the Future, which had heretofore been the theme of his discourse, and began to speak of the influences of the Past.Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (71% in)
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