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1  None so self-devoted as Hester when pestilence stalked through the town.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
2  There was much joy throughout the town when this greatly desirable object was attained.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
3  It was the same town as heretofore, but the same minister returned not from the forest.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
4  As he drew near the town, he took an impression of change from the series of familiar objects that presented themselves.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
5  The same was true as regarded the acquaintances whom he met, and all the well-known shapes of human life, about the little town.
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Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
6  On the outskirts of the town, within the verge of the peninsula, but not in close vicinity to any other habitation, there was a small thatched cottage.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
7  Such was the young clergyman's condition, and so imminent the prospect that his dawning light would be extinguished, all untimely, when Roger Chillingworth made his advent to the town.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
8  In pursuance of this resolve, he took up his residence in the Puritan town as Roger Chillingworth, without other introduction than the learning and intelligence of which he possessed more than a common measure.
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Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
9  She grew to have a dread of children; for they had imbibed from their parents a vague idea of something horrible in this dreary woman gliding silently through the town, with never any companion but one only child.
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Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
10  Certain it is that, some fifteen or twenty years after the settlement of the town, the wooden jail was already marked with weather-stains and other indications of age, which gave a yet darker aspect to its beetle-browed and gloomy front.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In I. THE PRISON DOOR
11  It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodox religionist, was to be scourged out of the town, or an idle or vagrant Indian, whom the white man's firewater had made riotous about the streets, was to be driven with stripes into the shadow of the forest.
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Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
12  In all her walks about the town, Pearl, too, was there: first as the babe in arms, and afterwards as the little girl, small companion of her mother, holding a forefinger with her whole grasp, and tripping along at the rate of three or four footsteps to one of Hester's.
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Get Context   In VI. PEARL
13  Her mind, and especially her memory, was preternaturally active, and kept bringing up other scenes than this roughly hewn street of a little town, on the edge of the western wilderness: other faces than were lowering upon her from beneath the brims of those steeple-crowned hats.
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Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
14  The town did not awake; or, if it did, the drowsy slumberers mistook the cry either for something frightful in a dream, or for the noise of witches, whose voices, at that period, were often heard to pass over the settlements or lonely cottages, as they rode with Satan through the air.
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Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
15  It may appear singular, and, indeed, not a little ludicrous, that an affair of this kind, which in later days would have been referred to no higher jurisdiction than that of the select men of the town, should then have been a question publicly discussed, and on which statesmen of eminence took sides.
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Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
16  At all events, the health of the good town of Boston, so far as medicine had aught to do with it, had hitherto lain in the guardianship of an aged deacon and apothecary, whose piety and godly deportment were stronger testimonials in his favour than any that he could have produced in the shape of a diploma.
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Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
17  Even had there been a disposition to turn the matter into ridicule, it must have been repressed and overpowered by the solemn presence of men no less dignified than the governor, and several of his counsellors, a judge, a general, and the ministers of the town, all of whom sat or stood in a balcony of the meeting-house, looking down upon the platform.
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Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
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