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Allusion in The Minister's Black Veil

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"one woman of delicate nerves was forced to leave the meeting-house..."   (The Minister's Black Veil)

Hawthorne may be alluding to Jonathan Edward's sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," given in 1741 in Enfield, Connecticut, which affected his congregation so profoundly that a few women fainted at the horrific images of sin Edwards used to convince his listeners that they were one small step from damnation.

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