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The Scarlet Letter

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...f our ancestors. She had flourished during the period between the early days of Massachusetts and the close of the seventeenth century. Aged persons, a... ...uished the many triumphs of my own party as it n ow did that of the Whigs. The Democrats take the offices, as a general rule, because they need them, a... ...diverge from one another — had sometimes made it questionable with his brother Democrats whether he was THE CUSTOM HOUSE 29 a friend. Now, after he h... ...his time till an hour past meridian. A blessing on the righteous colony of the Massachusetts, where iniquity is dragged out into the sun shine! Come ... ...good time agone he was minded to cross over and cast in his lot with us of the Massachusetts. To this purpose he sent his wife before him, remaining h... ... him well if he be still in life,” responded the townsman. “Now, good Sir, our Massachusetts magistracy, bethinking themselves that this woman is yout...

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