Chillingworth - Chillingworth Pg 79"A strange child...

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Chillingworth Pg. 79- “A strange child!” remarked Roger Chillingworth “It is easy to see the mother’s part in her. “Would it be beyond a philosopher’s research, think ye, gentlemen, to analyze that child’s nature, and, from its make, mould, to give a shrewd guess at the father?” He wants to analyze Pearl’s traits to see who is most similar to her appearances and behavior. They don’t want to because they consider it sinful and will fast and pray before the father is confessed. Pg.81 Unknown to all but Hester Pyrnne, and possessing the lock and key of her silence, he chose to withdraw his name from the roll of mankind, and , as regarded his former ties and interests, to vanish out of life as completely as if he indeed lay at the bottom of the ocean, whither rumor had long ago consigned him. All his studies, at a previous period of his life, had made him extensively acquainted wit the medical scene of the day, it was as a physician that he represented himself and as such was cordially received. Skillful men, of the medical and chirugical profession, were rare occurrences in the colony. The only surgeon was one who combined the occasioinal exercise of that noble art with the daily and habitual flourish of a razor. To such a professional body Roger Chillingworth was a brilliant acquisition. Pg.82-In his Indian captivity, morever, he had gained much knowledge of the properties of native herbs and rootrs; nor did he conceal from his patients that these simple medicines, Nature’s boon to the ujntuored savage, had quite as large a share of his own confidence as the European pharmacopoeia, which so many learned doctors had spent centuries in elaborating. 83- He was heard to speak of Sir Kenelm Digby and other famous men-whose scientific atatainments were esteemed hardly less than supernatural-as having been his correspondents or associates, Why, with such rank in the learned world, had he come hither? What could he, whose sphere was a great cities, be seeking in the wilderness? In answer to this query, a rumor gained ground-however absurd, was entertained by some very sensible people,-that Heaven had wrought an absolute miracle, by transporting an eminent Doctor of Physic, from a German university, bodily through the air and setting him down of Mr. Dimmesdale’s study!
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ENGLISH high schoo taught by Professor Highschoolteacher during the Spring '01 term at Wells.

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