How does Dimmesdale appear as he leaves the church after his triumphant sermon?Chapter 22 or 23

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As he leaves the church after his triumphant sermon, the crowd is shocked to note that Dimmesdale looks "feeble and pale...energy...withdrawn...the glow...burning on his cheek...extinguished...it seem(s) hardly the face of a man alive, with such a deathlike hue".  The minister can barely walk as he "totters" from the church, turns toward the scaffold, and beckons to Hester (Chapter 23).

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