Definitions of harte

  1. United States writer noted for his stories about life during the California gold rush ( 1836- 1902)

Usage examples for harte

  1. He had not once spoken since they left the Harte place. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  2. The best way of distinguishing Bret Harte from the rest of American humour is to say that if Bret Harte had described that scene, it would in some subtle way have combined a sense of the absurdity of the incident with some sense of the sublimity and pathos of the theme. – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  3. With this distinctively American humour Bret Harte had little or nothing in common. – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  4. In the 13th song of Drayton's Polyolbion, is a similar passage-" The harte weepeth at his dying; his tears are held to be precious in medicine." – Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  5. In the letter already quoted, Clemens speaks of both Bret Harte and himself as having quit the 'Californian' in future expecting to write for Eastern papers. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  6. I am not by myself; I am with Mr. Harte. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  7. Similarly take some of the instances of self- sacrifice by the common people which Bret Harte and O. Henry delighted in depicting. – The Literature of Ecstasy by Albert Mordell
  8. Since the collection was first made, I have written little else quite of the kind, except the paper on Bret Harte, which was first printed shortly after his death; and the study of Mark Twain, which I had been preparing to make for forty years and more, and wrote in two weeks of the spring of 1910. Others of my time and place have now passed whither there is neither time nor place, and there are moments when I feel that I must try to call them back and pay them such honor as my sense of their worth may give; but the impulse has as yet failed to effect itself, and I do not know how long I shall spare myself the supreme pleasure- pain, the " hochst angenehmer Schmerz," of seeking to live here with those who live here no more. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  9. I thought, said Stranleigh, that phase of life had disappeared with Bret Harte. – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  10. It seemed only last night that she had made her supper in the Harte camp with Buck Thornton. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  11. He and Bret Harte had been mates. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  12. You never could be sure of Harte; he could only by chance be caught in earnest about anything or anybody. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. This, Harte told him, was the line he liked best of all his lines, and Lowell smoked well content with the praise. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  14. She was the long- time friend of Bret Harte, and from her he gathered a wealth of knowledge that served him well. – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  15. It was the rainy season, but on pleasant days they all went pocket- mining, and, in January, Mark Twain, Gillis, and Stoker crossed over into Calaveras County and began work near Angel's Camp, a place well known to readers of Bret Harte. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  16. One year more of your late application, with Mr. Harte, will complete your classical studies. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  17. I think you have sense enough to discover the line; keep it always in your eye, and learn to walk upon it; rest upon Mr. Harte, and he will poise you till you are able to go alone. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  18. And sicke that they assured bee Ehche toe another in harte That nothinge shall them seperate Untylle deathe doe them parte? – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  19. You may happen to meet with some others, whose friendship may be of great use to you hereafter, either from their superior talents, or their rank and fortune; cultivate them; but then I desire that Mr. Harte may be the judge of those persons. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield