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The Scarlet Letter
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  • It was his custom, too, as it has been that of many other pious Puritans, to fastónot however, like them, in order to purify the body, and render it the fitter medium of celestial illuminationóbut rigorously, and until his knees trembled beneath him, as an act of penance.  (not reviewed by editor)

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