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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
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A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Until it gets cold! Pray Gloves are good in winter!

This is my only now.
Vit Babenco
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 2:24:27 AM

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Didn't he know there is such thing as winter?
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Vit Babenco wrote:
Didn't he know there is such thing as winter?


What's the link?
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Daemon wrote:
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)


As well as pure heart, but that doesn't mean that you must walk naked on the streets, sir.
Joy Frohlich
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I am sure he knew there was such a thing as winter. In his time ladies often wore gloves indoors at balls and wore muffs to keep their hands warm. He is talking of covering to hide impurity.
Fedir Baior
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MelissaMe wrote:
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Until it gets cold! Pray Gloves are good in winter!


haha! those who posted above didn't understand it was just a joke. Or notThink
NeuroticHellFem
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A pure hand needs no glove to cover it, if there's a ready muff.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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wonderfully said about purity in character and values...
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A most honorable attitude
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Here the context:

From the Excellent book "The Scarlet Letter" → Chapter 12: The Minister’s Vigil: Page 5

Original text :
“It was found,” said the sexton, “this morning, on the scaffold, where evil-doers are set up to public shame. Satan dropped it there, I take it, intending a scurrilous jest against your reverence. But, indeed, he was blind and foolish, as he ever and always is. A pure hand needs no glove to cover it!
“Thank you, my good friend,” said the minister gravely, but startled at heart; for, so confused was his remembrance, that he had almost brought himself to look at the events of the past night as visionary. “Yes, it seems to be my glove indeed!”
“And, since Satan saw fit to steal it, your reverence must needs handle him without gloves,


Modern Text:
“It was found this morning,” said the sexton, “on the platform where sinners are exhibited to public shame. Satan dropped it there, I presume, in a despicable joke against you. But the Devil was blind and foolish, as he always is. A pure hand needs no glove to cover it!
“Thank you, my good friend,” said the minister, sounding calm and serious, though fear was in his heart. His memory of the previous night was so muddled, he had nearly convinced himself it was all in his imagination. “Yes, this does seem to be my glove!”
“And, since Satan saw fit to steal it, from now on the gloves must come off when you fight with him,”



http://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/lit/the-scarlet-letter/characters/
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Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11:07:03 AM

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Daemon wrote:
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)


On the other hand, all the gloves in the world can not cover the dirt of a single hand on some people. The stinking part is they wave them proudly around without knowing it.
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 12:22:20 PM
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A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)


Dimmesdale, a representative of all sinners on earth who pretends and hides behind religion (the glove as its symbol), a representative of all the hypocritical Puritans who need gloves to cover up their own sins, but punish others whose sins are not better or worse. Dimmesdale, a church minister, is as responsible for adultery as Hester is, but he lets her bear the brunt of punishment whereas he, like a hu-man coward, does not come openly to say, "Yes, I am the father of that child." ...The sexton uses irony... indirectly telling Dimmesdale's hand/s is/are not clean.

An Irish genius, George Bernard Shaw, talks about that "glove"/religious facade in Mrs. Warren's Profession and other plays, the religion that rents church buildings for the "business" of prostitution.

Look at all the corruption today that is hiding behind the glove of religion/churches. Look at all the sexual stealth in churches today, and religion and the military holding gloved hands in an open pact against true humility, decent honest people and justice ...
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book farm is still there
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Daemon wrote:
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)


On the other hand.... Four fingers and a thumb.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 2:30:16 PM

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An excellent writer with wonderful insight into the mindset of his character's. And, "A pure hand needs no glove to cover it." This quote covers just about everything this world should be concentrating its vision upon. then, just maybe we can keep from destroying ourselves...
GreenBanana
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:20:50 PM

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Mr. Hawthorne had some questionable hygiene, I'm guessing.

Make every post as if it was the first one in the thread.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 8:47:04 PM

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Millica, Should know that George Bernard Shaw was a Screaming Atheist. So it is Clearly doubtful he attended any church services or studied the Bible. So I would not use him as a Beacon of light to reveal the inner function of Any church.

Shaw was also a Screaming Racist, who Heartily supported Hitler. After Hitler killed himself (only after killing Millions of people) Shaw corrected that his intent was for "low Class" people who could not Contribute anything to what he felt was proper Fabian Socialist ideals should have been "peacefully murdered".

Look it up folks! The pacifist known as Millica is lionizing a major mover of Slaughter. Not such a sweet, all equal, all have the same value Pacifist unicorn dream. The "Irish Genius" Millica touts suggested the painless gas that was used to Murder Millions of Jews, plus other nationalities as well. But lets not forget that number does Not include the slaughter of millions more who fought Against Hitler and "The Irish Genius, George Bernard Shaw".

Really? Look it up .... The Fabian Socialist of UK would love for people to remain ignorant of what they Really want. Lets not leave out their dear Labor Party...a shell game trick...it is just another label of Socialist, Fabians.

I do think we should give Millica the benefit of doubt, and allow time for him/her to Research the arrogant, bastard, "Irish Genius" and his creative Idea for the Holocaust. Perhaps that will usher in a change of heart.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11:05:00 PM
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If you're not a deceptive and dishonest person, anything you do will show how genuine you are, it has nothing to do with climate or wearing gloves and I think all of you know this. However, being that his ideology was one where he didn't believe in God and supported a genocidal maniac such as Hitler, his sentence is warped.
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Daemon wrote:
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)


Neither does the "pure hand" need one's washing it of the innocent or the persecuted.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:27:47 PM

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Speaking of muffs, ' no glove, no love '.




Couldn't help it, sorry...

Sanity is not statistical
Verbatim
Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2014 12:15:20 AM
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The urban dictionary in action, very educational. Poor Hawthorne, missed a few intellects here by a good mile--never mind Monamagda's "context from the excellent book"... Wow!
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