The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne:|
time, to be as effectual an agent, in the promotion of good
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ship, as ever was the guillotine among the terrorists of France.
It was, in short, the platform of the pillory; and above it rose
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