Here, in the quiet of Boldwood’s parlour, where everything that was not grave was extraneous, and where the atmosphere was that of a Puritan Sunday lasting all the week, the letter and its dictum changed their tenor from the thoughtlessness of their origin to a deep solemnity, imbibed from their accessories now.
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The Pilgrims who we remember on Thanksgiving were Puritans.
In Puritan England, about 300 years ago, it was against the law to wear the color red.