By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Remembering: 记得. republican: 共和政体, 共和党人. sacred: 神圣, 神圣的. sane: 头脑清楚, 健全的. servant: 仆人, 佣人, 用人. shone: 照耀. splendour: 壮丽, 显赫. symbol: 符号, 象征, 标记, 标志, 象徵. throne: 宝座, 王座, 王位. tramp: 沉重脚步. weariness: 疲劳. 32 The Scarlet Letter ever have been brought before the public eye. My imagination was a tarnished mirror. It would not reflect, or only with miserable dimness, the figures with which I did my best to people it. The characters of the narrative would not be warmed and rendered malleable by any heat that I could kindle at my intellectual forge.
Imaginary: 虚构, 虚构的. individuality: 个性. intellectual: 知识份子, 知识分子, 知识. invigorating: 爽快的. kindle: 燃烧, 点燃. lighted: 点燃. malleable: 可展性的. miserable: 悲惨, 凄惨, 困苦, 凄惨的. parlour: 会客室, 客厅的, 客堂. passion: 热情, 激情. rigidity: 刚性, 坚硬, 严格. sustaining: 持续的. threshold: 阈, 户限, 门槛. tribe: 部落, 部族. walks: 步行. Nathaniel Hawthorne 33 volume or two, and an extinguished lamp; the sofa; the book-case; the picture on the wall--all these details, so completely seen, are so spiritualised by the unusual light, that they seem to lose their actual substance, and become things of intellect.
But, in that early severity of the Puritan character, an inference of this kind could not so indubitably be drawn. It might be that a sluggish bond-servant, or an undutiful child, whom his parents had given over to the civil authority, was to be corrected at the whipping-post. It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodox religionist, was to be scourged out of the town, or an idle or vagrant Indian, whom the white man's firewater had made riotous about the streets, was to be driven with stripes into the shadow of the forest.