• As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne (2015). “Dark Tales (Illustrated Edition): Gothic Classics: “The House of the Seven Gables”, “The Minister’s Black Veil”, “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment”, “Birthmark”, “An Old Woman’s Tale”, “Ghost of Doctor Harris”…”, p.111, e-artnow