Quotation by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

... while I may paint in the tints or outlines of rocks and beaches, dawns and harbor, fleet and wharf, I never draw portraits of my neighbors or of my friends.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911), U.S. novelist and short story writer. Chapters from a Life, ch. 12 (1897).

On the sources of her fiction; she lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
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