Hawthorne wrote essays as well as poetry in The Spectator, but
unlike his poetry, Hawthorne's non-fiction was not confined to his adolescence.
Hawthorne wrote non-fiction all of his life, from the early essays in
The Spectator such as, "On Wealth," "On Benevolence," and "On Industry"
and one book in the juvenile series, Peter Parley's Universal History,
through the notebooks, journals, sketches, his biography of Franklin Pierce,
"The Duston Family" in The American Magazine of Useful and
Entertaining Knowledge and articles for the Atlantic Monthly
during his prime, to Our Old Home, his collection of English travel
sketches published in 1862, two years before his death.