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1  The world's law was no law for her mind.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
2  But the sea in those old times heaved, swelled, and foamed very much at its own will, or subject only to the tempestuous wind, with hardly any attempts at regulation by human law.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
3  All such professors of the several branches of jocularity would have been sternly repressed, not only by the rigid discipline of law, but by the general sentiment which give law its vitality.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
4  It was as if she had been made afresh out of new elements, and must perforce be permitted to live her own life, and be a law unto herself without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
5  "There is no law, nor reverence for authority, no regard for human ordinances or opinions, right or wrong, mixed up with that child's composition," remarked he, as much to himself as to his companion.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
6  Be it accepted as a proof that all was not corrupt in this poor victim of her own frailty, and man's hard law, that Hester Prynne yet struggled to believe that no fellow-mortal was guilty like herself.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
7  This personage prefigured and represented in his aspect the whole dismal severity of the Puritanic code of law, which it was his business to administer in its final and closest application to the offender.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
8  The minister, on the other hand, had never gone through an experience calculated to lead him beyond the scope of generally received laws; although, in a single instance, he had so fearfully transgressed one of the most sacred of them.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVIII. A FLOOD OF SUNSHINE
9  But, much to the disappointment of the crowd, this latter business was broken off by the interposition of the town beadle, who had no idea of permitting the majesty of the law to be violated by such an abuse of one of its consecrated places.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
10  In giving her existence a great law had been broken; and the result was a being whose elements were perhaps beautiful and brilliant, but all in disorder, or with an order peculiar to themselves, amidst which the point of variety and arrangement was difficult or impossible to be discovered.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
11  Deep ruffs, painfully wrought bands, and gorgeously embroidered gloves, were all deemed necessary to the official state of men assuming the reins of power, and were readily allowed to individuals dignified by rank or wealth, even while sumptuary laws forbade these and similar extravagances to the plebeian order.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
12  In either case, there was very much the same solemnity of demeanour on the part of the spectators, as befitted a people among whom religion and law were almost identical, and in whose character both were so thoroughly interfused, that the mildest and severest acts of public discipline were alike made venerable and awful.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
13  Now, good Sir, our Massachusetts magistracy, bethinking themselves that this woman is youthful and fair, and doubtless was strongly tempted to her fall, and that, moreover, as is most likely, her husband may be at the bottom of the sea, they have not been bold to put in force the extremity of our righteous law against her.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION