Friday, June 07, 2019

Book Excerpt for the Day

    It was as Hester said, in regard to the unwonted jollity that brightened the faces of the people.  Into this festal season of the year – as it already was, and continued to be during the greater part of two centuries – the Puritans compressed whatever mirth and public joy they deemed allowable to human infirmity; thereby so far dispelling the customary cloud, that, for the space of a single holiday, they appeared scarcely more grave than most other communities at a period of general affliction.

    (from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne)

    7½*/10.  The complete review is here.

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