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deed
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The Scarlet Letter

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  • I thank you, and can but requite your good deeds with my prayers.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (95% in)
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  • He was likewise a bitter persecutor; as witness the Quakers, who have remembered him in their histories, and relate an incident of his hard severity towards a woman of their sect, which will last longer, it is to be feared, than any record of his better deeds, although these were many.
    Introductory (15% in)
  • Planted deep, in the town's earliest infancy and childhood, by these two earnest and energetic men, the race has ever since subsisted here; always, too, in respectability; never, so far as I have known, disgraced by a single unworthy member; but seldom or never, on the other hand, after the first two generations, performing any memorable deed, or so much as putting forward a claim to public notice.
    Introductory (18% in)
  • She knew that her deed had been evil; she could have no faith, therefore, that its result would be good.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (6% in)
  • For, if we deem it otherwise, do we not thereby say that the Heavenly Father, the creator of all flesh, hath lightly recognised a deed of sin, and made of no account the distinction between unhallowed lust and holy love?
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (67% in)
  • The young divine, whose scholar-like renown still lived in Oxford, was considered by his more fervent admirers as little less than a heavenly ordained apostle, destined, should he live and labour for the ordinary term of life, to do as great deeds, for the now feeble New England Church, as the early Fathers had achieved for the infancy of the Christian faith.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (20% in)
  • Nor have I so read or interpreted Holy Writ, as to understand that the disclosure of human thoughts and deeds, then to be made, is intended as a part of the retribution.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (27% in)
  • Individuals in private life, meanwhile, had quite forgiven Hester Prynne for her frailty; nay, more, they had begun to look upon the scarlet letter as the token, not of that one sin for which she had borne so long and dreary a penance, but of her many good deeds since.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (43% in)
  • So it ever is, whether thus typified or no, that an evil deed invests itself with the character of doom.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (74% in)
  • It remarkably characterised the incomplete morality of the age, rigid as we call it, that a licence was allowed the seafaring class, not merely for their freaks on shore, but for far more desperate deeds on their proper element.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (76% in)

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