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herald
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The Scarlet Letter
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herald
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • It bore a device, a herald's wording of which may serve for a motto and brief description of our now concluded legend; so sombre is it, and relieved only by one ever-glowing point of light gloomier than the shadow: "ON A FIELD, SABLE, THE LETTER A, GULES  (not reviewed by editor)

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