Dimmesdale by the elder ministers of Boston, and the deacons
of his church, who, to use their own phrase, "dealt with him," on the sin of rejecting the aid which Providence so manifestly held out.
Eudoxy Morton ain't come yet; I hope to the land she will, or Mis' Deacon
Milliken'll pitch the tunes where we can't reach 'em with a ladder; can't you pitch, afore she gits her breath and clears her throat?
At this time the senior deacon
was taken dangerously ill, and, being a childless widower, he was tended night and day by some of the younger brethren or sisters.
As he spoke he pointed his staff at a female figure on the path, in whom Goodman Brown recognized a very pious and exemplary dame, who had taught him his catechism in youth, and was still his moral and spiritual adviser, jointly with the minister and Deacon
They were met by a deacon
with a censer and by a servant who passed out on tiptoe without heeding them.
I don't know anything about Deacon
Deuteronomy or his meeeting, said I, all I know is, that Queequeg here is a born member of the First Congregational Church.
Three-fourths black; barber and waiter; from Kentucky; nineteen years free; paid for self and family over three thousand dollars; deacon
in the Baptist church.
I says to myself, if a body can get anything they pray for, why don't Deacon
Winn get back the money he lost on pork?
A farm smokehouse had to be kept heavily padlocked, or even the colored deacon
himself could not resist a ham when Providence showed him in a dream, or otherwise, where such a thing hung lonesome, and longed for someone to love.
I must indeed," I said; "for when just now I repeated the offer of serving him for a deacon
, he expressed himself shocked at my want of decency.
All the school- children, the singers and the firemen walked on the sidewalks, while in the middle of the street came first the custodian of the church with his halberd, then the beadle with a large cross, the teacher in charge of the boys and a sister escorting the little girls; three of the smallest ones, with curly heads, threw rose leaves into the air; the deacon
with outstretched arms conducted the music; and two incense-bearers turned with each step they took toward the Holy Sacrament, which was carried by M.
He wore an injured air; it was as if a deacon
had been accused of stealing.