That stern man had died in prison before his accusers
could agree upon the charges by which he was to be brought to trial.
Then he proceeds to divide his accusers
into two classes; first, there is the nameless accuser
The boldest thing that the accusers
did," continued Grandfather, "was to cry out against the governor's own beloved wife.
But let us assume that what is called science can harmonize all contradictions and possesses an unchanging standard of good and bad by which to try historic characters and events; let us say that Alexander could have done everything differently; let us say that with guidance from those who blame him and who profess to know the ultimate aim of the movement of humanity, he might have arranged matters according to the program his present accusers
would have given him- of nationality, freedom, equality, and progress (these, I think, cover the ground).
Though Mrs Deborah was fully satisfied of the guilt of Jenny, from the reasons above shewn, it is possible Mr Allworthy might have required some stronger evidence to have convicted her; but she saved her accusers
any such trouble, by freely confessing the whole fact with which she was charged.
of life--them life overcometh with a glance of the eye.
Mr Pickering found that his accusers
were ebbing away.
The differences, nevertheless, were at first but trivial, and such as are not worth relating, but at last it broke out into open war: and it began with all the rudeness and insolence that can be imagined--without reason, without provocation, contrary to nature, and indeed to common sense; and though, it is true, the first relation of it came from the Spaniards themselves, whom I may call the accusers
, yet when I came to examine the fellows they could not deny a word of it.
As Duncan dared not retort upon his accuser
by reminding him of his own premeditated treachery, and disdained to deprecate his resentment by any words of apology, he remained silent.
It were fairer to confront the accused with the accuser
You look as meek as a nigger," he felt as secret murderers are said to feel when the accuser
says, "Thou art the man
All crimes against the state, are punished here with the utmost severity; but, if the person accused makes his innocence plainly to appear upon his trial, the accuser
is immediately put to an ignominious death; and out of his goods or lands the innocent person is quadruply recompensed for the loss of his time, for the danger he underwent, for the hardship of his imprisonment, and for all the charges he has been at in making his defence; or, if that fund be deficient, it is largely supplied by the crown.