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" Until I was twenty-five, I had no development at all. From my twenty-fifth year I date my life. Three weeks have scarcely passed, at any time between then and now, that I have not unfolded within myself. "
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 473
edited by - 1925
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Alfred Kazin's America: Critical and Personal Writings

Alfred Kazin, Ted Solotaroff - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 592 pages
...seed, being planted in English soil, it developed itself, gtew to gteenness, and then fell to mould, So I, Until I was twenty-five, I had no development at all, Ftom my twenty-fifth yeat I date my life, Thtee weeks have scatcely passed, at any time between then...
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A Historical Guide to Herman Melville

Professor of English and of Global and International Studies Giles Gunn - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 262 pages
...Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1851, dating the origin of his life just where Stedman would locate the close. "Three weeks have scarcely passed, at any time between then and now," he added, "that I have not unfolded within myself."2 Melville was alluding to that remarkable drama...
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Herman Melville: Moby Dick and Other Works

Raychel Haugrud Reiff - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2008 - 158 pages
...new chapter in Herman Melville's life. He declared to novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne some years later: "Until I was twenty-five, I had no development at all. From my twentyfifth year I date my life" (Leyda, 1:189). Writing for a Living Melville spent the next twelve years, from fall 1844 to spring...
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Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces, 1839-1860: Volume Nine, Scholarly Edition

Herman Melville - Fiction - 1987 - 847 pages
...past" — specifically, since 1844, when he returned home from the Pacific and began to compose Typee. "From my twenty-fifth year I date my life. Three weeks...and now, that I have not unfolded within myself. But I feel that I am now come to the inmost leaf of the bulb, and that shortly the flower must fall to...
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