Prynne


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Prynne

(prɪn)
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(Biography) William. 1600–69, English Puritan leader and pamphleteer, whose ears were cut off in punishment for his attacks on Laud
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It would be greatly for the public behoof if we women, being of mature age and church-members in good repute, should have the handling of such malefactresses as this Hester Prynne.
That is the hardest word yet Hush now, gossips for the lock is turning in the prison-door, and here comes Mistress Prynne herself.
And never had Hester Prynne appeared more ladylike, in the antique interpretation of the term, than as she issued from the prison.
Open a passage; and I promise ye, Mistress Prynne shall be set where man, woman, and child may have a fair sight of her brave apparel from this time till an hour past meridian.
Preceded by the beadle, and attended by an irregular procession of stern-browed men and unkindly visaged women, Hester Prynne set forth towards the place appointed for her punishment.
Had a roar of laughter burst from the multitude -- each man, each woman, each little shrill-voiced child, contributing their individual parts -- Hester Prynne might have repaid them all with a bitter and disdainful smile.
Be that as it might, the scaffold of the pillory was a point of view that revealed to Hester Prynne the entire track along which she had been treading, since her happy infancy.
But this same bone is not in the tail; it is in the head, which is a sad mistake for a sagacious lawyer like Prynne.
For Prynne one of the great horrors of the stage was the introduction of actresses from France by Henrietta Maria, to take the place of young [84] male actors of whom Dr.
The ballet follows the iconic Hester Prynne as she wrestles with her open guilt and grief in a judgmental society, while the Rev.
The Commuter is a lot like Non-Stop , placing Neeson in a confined space -- a commuter train, in this case -- where he has to identify a mystery person: in Non-Stop it was a terrorist who was threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes, in The Commuter it's someone named Prynne, about whom we know very little except that he (or she) is carrying a bag and, crucially, 'doesn't belong' on the train.
She intimates there is a paper bag containing $25,000 hidden in one of the toilets and Michael can earn a further PS75,000 if he agrees to find a passenger called Prynne, who is travelling to Cold Spring station in Zone 7.