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Merry Mount

or Merrymount

noun, American History
1.
a settlement in Mt. Wollaston (Quincy), Mass., c1625–28, noted for its rejection of Puritan standards of behavior.
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  • Who but the fiend and his bond-slaves the crew of Merry Mount had thus disturbed them?

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But none of these motives had much weight with the colonists of Merry Mount.

    Twice-Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Bright were the days at Merry Mount when the Maypole was the banner-staff of that gay colony.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Yes, with the setting sun, the last day of mirth had passed from Merry Mount.

    Twice-Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But what chiefly characterized the colonists of Merry Mount was their veneration for the Maypole.

    Twice-Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • We rather doubt his identity with the priest of Merry Mount.

    Twice-Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Such were the colonists of Merry Mount, as they stood in the broad smile of sunset round their venerated Maypole.

    Twice-Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Such were the colonists of Merry Mount as they stood in the broad smile of sunset round their venerated Maypole.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Yes, with the setting sun the last day of mirth had passed from Merry Mount.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne

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