“[To Hester.] But has he found indeed another love?
Hester. You know I have loved him always.
Mrs. Arbuthnot. But we are very poor.
Hester. Who, being loved, is poor?
Oh, no one. I hate my riches. They are a burden. Let him share it with me.
Mrs. Arbuthnot. But we are disgraced. We rank among the outcasts Gerald is nameless. The sins of the parents should be visited on the children.”