Nathaniel Hawthorne quote about passion from The Scarlet Letter - Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!
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Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!
 Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850). copy citation

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Author Nathaniel Hawthorne
Source The Scarlet Letter
Topic passion marriage heart
Date 1850
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25344/25344-h/25344-h.htm

Context

“And it seemed a fouler offence committed by Roger Chillingworth, than any which had since been done him, that, in the time when her[216] heart knew no better, he had persuaded her to fancy herself happy by his side.
«Yes, I hate him!» repeated Hester, more bitterly than before. «He betrayed me! He has done me worse wrong than I did him!»
Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, as it was Roger Chillingworth's, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality.” source

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