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1  Yet, if death be in this cup, I bid thee think again, ere thou beholdest me quaff it.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
2  But, in no long time after the physician's death, the wearer of the scarlet letter disappeared, and Pearl along with her.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIV. CONCLUSION
3  She might, and not improbably would, have suffered death from the stern tribunals of the period, for attempting to undermine the foundations of the Puritan establishment.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
4  It was with fear, and tremulously, and, as it were, by a slow, reluctant necessity, that Arthur Dimmesdale put forth his hand, chill as death, and touched the chill hand of Hester Prynne.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
5  Nothing was more remarkable than the change which took place, almost immediately after Mr. Dimmesdale's death, in the appearance and demeanour of the old man known as Roger Chillingworth.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIV. CONCLUSION
6  On the other hand, a penalty which, in our days, would infer a degree of mocking infamy and ridicule, might then be invested with almost as stern a dignity as the punishment of death itself.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
7  Then, however, there was the freshness of the passing year on its exterior, and the cheerfulness, gleaming forth from the sunny windows, of a human habitation, into which death had never entered.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
8  Alone in the world, cast off by it, and with this sole treasure to keep her heart alive, she felt that she possessed indefeasible rights against the world, and was ready to defend them to the death.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VIII. THE ELF-CHILD AND THE MINISTER
9  But whether from pride or resignation, or a feeling that her penance might best be wrought out by this unutterable pain, she resisted the impulse, and sat erect, pale as death, looking sadly into little Pearl's wild eyes.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
10  The jailer, after ushering him into the room, remained a moment, marvelling at the comparative quiet that followed his entrance; for Hester Prynne had immediately become as still as death, although the child continued to moan.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
11  They were stern enough to look upon her death, had that been the sentence, without a murmur at its severity, but had none of the heartlessness of another social state, which would find only a theme for jest in an exhibition like the present.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
12  After exhausting life in his efforts for mankind's spiritual good, he had made the manner of his death a parable, in order to impress on his admirers the mighty and mournful lesson, that, in the view of Infinite Purity, we are sinners all alike.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIV. CONCLUSION
13  Weeks, it is true, would sometimes elapse, during which Pearl's gaze might never once be fixed upon the scarlet letter; but then, again, it would come at unawares, like the stroke of sudden death, and always with that peculiar smile and odd expression of the eyes.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
14  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.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE