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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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  • The sun, meanwhile, if not already above the horizon, was ascending nearer and nearer to its verge.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (20% in)
  • As the child went down the steps, a gentleman ascended them, and made his entrance into the shop.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (6% in)
  • This process, for aught we know, may belong to the great system of human progress, which, with every ascending footstep, as it diminishes the necessity for animal force, may be destined gradually to spiritualize us, by refining away our grosser attributes of body.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (37% in)
  • On such a Sabbath morn, were we pure enough to be its medium, we should be conscious of the earth's natural worship ascending through our frames, on whatever spot of ground we stood.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (61% in)
  • A blush, too,—the redder, because she strove hard to keep it down,—ascended bigger and higher, in a tide of fitful progress, until even her brow was all suffused with it.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (85% in)
  • As she trode along the foot-worn passages, and opened one crazy door after another, and ascended the creaking staircase, she gazed wistfully and fearfully around.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (1% in)
  • You are aware, my dear sir,—you must have observed it in your own experience,—that all human progress is in a circle; or, to use a more accurate and beautiful figure, in an ascending spiral curve.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (48% in)
  • But in our ascending spiral, we escape all this.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (53% in)
  • At his decease, there is only a vacancy, and a momentary eddy,—very small, as compared with the apparent magnitude of the ingurgitated object,—and a bubble or two, ascending out of the black depth and bursting at the surface.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (4% in)

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