untaught state

See: ignorance
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To people accustomed to reason about the forms in which their religious feeling has incorporated itself, it is difficult to enter into that simple, untaught state of mind in which the form and the feeling have never been severed by an act of reflection.
Dane affirms that "he hid no accursed thing within his soul" (58); the narrator shares with the reader the difficulty "to enter into that simple, untaught state of mind" of Silas (61).
Like him she has "that simple, untaught state of mind in which the form and the feeling have never been severed by an act of reflection" (61-2).