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Elizabethan
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition relating to Elizabeth I of England or to the age in which she ruled as queen (1558-1603)
  • She saw her father's face, with its bold brow, and reverend white beard that flowed over the old-fashioned Elizabethan ruff; her mother's, too, with the look of heedful and anxious love which it always wore in her remembrance, and which, even since her death, had so often laid the impediment of a gentle remonstrance in her daughter's pathway.
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (90% in)
  • The furniture of the hall consisted of some ponderous chairs, the backs of which were elaborately carved with wreaths of oaken flowers; and likewise a table in the same taste, the whole being of the Elizabethan age, or perhaps earlier, and heirlooms, transferred hither from the Governor's paternal home.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (68% in)
  • They were native Englishmen, whose fathers had lived in the sunny richness of the Elizabethan epoch; a time when the life of England, viewed as one great mass, would appear to have been as stately, magnificent, and joyous, as the world has ever witnessed.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (45% in)

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