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. What think ye, gossips?
"At the very least, they should have put the brand of a hot iron on Hester Prynne's forehead.
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.
In Hester Prynne's instance, however, as not unfrequently in other cases, her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform, but without undergoing that gripe about the neck and confinement of the head, the proneness to which was the most devilish characteristic of this ugly engine.
The witnesses of Hester Prynne's disgrace had not yet passed beyond their simplicity.
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.
In his treatise on Queen-Gold, or Queen-pinmoney, an old King's Bench author, one William Prynne, thus discourseth: Ye tail is ye Queen's, that ye Queen's wardrobe may be supplied with ye whalebone.
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.
By "resistance" Prynne has in mind the capacity of a thing to preserve its "individual particularity" against our efforts to subsume it into a concept.