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Young Goodman Brown: A Mans Discovery of Evil


young Goodman Brown: A Mans Discovery of Evil

table, and had seen others rioting at the tavern. "Let us walk on, nevertheless, reasoning as we go; and if I convince thee not thou shalt turn back. Old Deacon Gookin was at domestic worship, and the holy words of his prayer were heard through the open window. "Yea, truly is it, and in the very image of my old gossip, Goodman Brown, the grandfather of the silly fellow penelope as Moral Agent that now. He could have well-nigh sworn that the shape of his own dead father beckoned him to advance, looking downward from a smoke wreath, while a woman, with dim features of despair, threw out her hand to warn him back.

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Aloft in the air, as if from the depths of the cloud, came a confused and doubtful sound of voices. Young Goodman Brown caught hold of a tree for support, being ready to sink down on the ground, faint and overburdened with the heavy sickness of his heart. As he spoke he pointed his staff at a female figure on the path, in whom Goodman Brown recognized a very pious and exemplary dame, who had taught him his catechism in youth, and was still his moral and spiritual adviser, jointly with the minister. And yet, though the elder person was as simply clad as the younger, and as simple in manner too, he had an indescribable air of one who knew the world, and who would not have felt abashed at the governor's dinner table or in King. "With heaven above and Faith below, I will yet stand firm against the devil!" cried Goodman Brown. But, irreverently consorting with these grave, reputable, and pious people, these elders of the church, these chaste dames and dewy virgins, there were men of dissolute lives and women of spotted fame, wretches given over to all mean and filthy vice, and suspected even. Too far!" exclaimed the goodman, unconsciously resuming his walk. Retrieved 23:38, August 16, 2018, from. It was now deep dusk in the forest, and deepest in that part of it where these two were journeying. Come witch, come wizard, come Indian powwow, come devil himself, and here comes Goodman Brown.


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