14 BRET HARTE.
painted a quite wonderful reality. I have rarely
known him more honestly moved."
M. Dentzon has charmingly introduced some of
Harte's California sketches to the French world of
readers, and, in an article in the Revue des Deux
Mondes, has given at great length a critical analysis
of the powers and genius of our favourite story¬
teller. Our French and German friends alike
wrestle with the difficulties of the untranslatable;
but, malgre their failure to master the dialect of
the gold-digger, they reproduce admirably the deli¬
cate finish and felicitous manipulation of the author.
Thus his genius has found expression in many
languages, and the gentle, loving spirit which
animates his works lives and walks in lands on
either side the sea.