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Twice-Told Tales

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Title: Twice-Told Tales  
Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Hawthorne, N. (n.d.). Twice-Told Tales. Retrieved from http://members.worldebooklibrary.org/


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There was once a time when New England groaned under the actual pressure of heavier wrongs, than those threatened ones which brought on the Revolution. James II., the bigoted successor of Charles the Voluptuous, had annulled the charters of all the colonies, and sent a harsh and unprincipled soldier to take away our liberties and endanger our religion. The administration of Sir Edmund Andros lacked scarcely a single characteristic of tyranny: a Governor and Council, holding office from the King, and wholly independent of the country; laws made and taxes levied without concurrence of the people, immediate or by their representatives; the rights of private citizens violated, and the titles of all landed property declared void; the voice of complaint stifled by restrictions on the press; and finally, disaffection overawed by the first band of mercenary troops that ever marched on our free soil. For two years our ancestors were kept in sullen submission, by that filial love which had invariably secured their allegiance to the mother country, whether its head chanced to be a Parliament, Protector, or popish Monarch. Till these evil times, however, such allegiance had been merely nominal, and the colonists had ruled themselves, enjoying far more freedom, than is even yet the privilege of the native subjects of Great Britain.

Table of Contents
· THE GRAY CHAMPION. · SUNDAY AT HOME. · THE WEDDING KNELL. · THE MINISTER'S BLACK VEIL. A PARABLE. · THE MAY-POLE OF MERRY MOUNT. · THE GENTLE BOY. · MR. HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE. · LITTLE ANNIE'S RAMBLE. · WAKEFIELD. · A RILL FROM THE TOWN-PUMP. · THE GREAT CARBUNCLE. A MYSTERY OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. · THE PROPHETIC PICTURES.* · DAVID SWAN. A FANTASY. · SIGHTS FROM A STEEPLE. · THE HOLLOW OF THE THREE HILLS. · THE VISION OF THE FOUNTAIN. · FANCY'S SHOW BOX. A MORALITY. · DR. HEIDEGGER'S EXPERIMENT.

 

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