What bitter but wholesome cup does dimmesdale say hester is denying her partner in sin?

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If Hester would confess her sin, and name her lover, then the truth would come out. Even though it would be hard, the truth would actually be a relief. Dimmesdale is not at a point where he can confess his part, but he wants to be forced to acknowledge it.

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