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When Dimmesdale refuses to take any medicine for his mysterious condition, his parishioners think it's because he wishes to die and go to heaven.

What is Dimmesdale's thinking on his own death?


"Good men never interpret themselves too meanly." (102)


"Were I worthier to walk there 'heaven', I could be better content to toil here." (101)


"...Saintly men, who walk with God on earth, would fain be away to walk with Him on the golden pavements of the New Jerusalem." (101)


If he were to die, "it was cause enough that the world was not worthy to be any longer trodden by his feet." (100)


He is "weary of his labors." (100)

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