Is this as a relative pronoun?

The scene was not without a mixture of awe, such as must always
invest the spectacle of guilt and shame in a fellow-creature, before
society shall have grown corrupt enough to smile, instead of
shuddering at it.
(Nathaniel Hawthorne,The Scarlet Letter)

‘As’ seems to take the role of relative pronoun, and as-clause modifies ‘a mixture of awe.’ Is this right understanding?


I agree with you that ‘as’ in question is a relative pronoun.

6 formal used to refer only to people or things of a particular group or kind

such … as/who/that

Such individuals who take up this role often find life frustrating.

such of something/somebody as

Such of you as wish to leave may do so now.

source: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.

‘Such’ is a pronoun and used for ‘such awe’.

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