“Donot desert me, though this veil must be between us here on earth. Bemine, and hereafter there shall be no veil over my face, no darknessbetween our souls! It is but a mortal veil–it is not for eternity! O! youknow not how lonely I am, and how frightened, to be alone behind myblack veil. Do not leave me in this miserable obscurity forever!” (Hawthorne 9)
This is Hooper at the funeral when he had to cover up his veil really fast.
Man Vs. Society
"He has changed himself into something awful, only by hiding his face." (Hawthorne 2)
He is growing old and weak and Elizabeth is looking after him.