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The Scarlet Letter

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  • There was some shadow of an attempt of this kind in the mode of celebrating the day on which the political year of the colony commenced.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (48% in)
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  • In accomplishing the main purpose, it has appeared allowable, by a few extra touches, to give a faint representation of a mode of life not heretofore described, together with some of the characters that move in it, among whom the author happened to make one.
    Introductory (3% in)
  • What kind of business in life—what mode of glorifying God, or being serviceable to mankind in his day and generation—may that be?
    Introductory (17% in)
  • In the first place, my coadjutors were not invariably old; there were men among them in their strength and prime, of marked ability and energy, and altogether superior to the sluggish and dependent mode of life on which their evil stars had cast them.
    Introductory (31% in)
  • Most persons, owing to causes which I may not have space to hint at, suffer moral detriment from this peculiar mode of life.
    Introductory (40% in)
  • Of the fact there could be no doubt and, examining myself and others, I was led to conclusions, in reference to the effect of public office on the character, not very favourable to the mode of life in question.
    Introductory (84% in)
  • He was lodged in the prison, not as suspected of any offence, but as the most convenient and suitable mode of disposing of him, until the magistrates should have conferred with the Indian sagamores respecting his ransom.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (10% in)
  • It is probable that there was an idea of penance in this mode of occupation, and that she offered up a real sacrifice of enjoyment in devoting so many hours to such rude handiwork.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (56% in)
  • To Hester Prynne it might have been a mode of expressing, and therefore soothing, the passion of her life.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (58% in)
  • After testing both smiles and frowns, and proving that neither mode of treatment possessed any calculable influence, Hester was ultimately compelled to stand aside and permit the child to be swayed by her own impulses.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (28% in)
  • With many variations, suggested by the nature of his building materials, diversity of climate, and a different mode of social life, Governor Bellingham had planned his new habitation after the residences of gentlemen of fair estate in his native land.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (60% in)
  • Nevertheless—to hold nothing back from the reader—it was because, on the third day from the present, he was to preach the Election Sermon; and, as such an occasion formed an honourable epoch in the life of a New England Clergyman, he could not have chanced upon a more suitable mode and time of terminating his professional career.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (13% in)

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