At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness, and playing the part of dangerous abettor
of world- wide ambitions.
Mrs Varden's chief aider and abettor
, and at the same time her principal victim and object of wrath, was her single domestic servant, one Miss Miggs; or as she was called, in conformity with those prejudices of society which lop and top from poor hand- maidens all such genteel excrescences--Miggs.
"And you think that to save such villains as you I will become an abettor
of their plot, an accomplice in their crimes?"
The cruelty of which he had been an unwilling witness, the coarse and ruffianly behaviour of Squeers even in his best moods, the filthy place, the sights and sounds about him, all contributed to this state of feeling; but when he recollected that, being there as an assistant, he actually seemed--no matter what unhappy train of circumstances had brought him to that pass--to be the aider and abettor
of a system which filled him with honest disgust and indignation, he loathed himself, and felt, for the moment, as though the mere consciousness of his present situation must, through all time to come, prevent his raising his head again.
Methinks that thou and thine abettor
soon Will rue your plot to drive the scapegoat out.
Instantly to turn upon me, charging that I have no sense of the enormity of the crime itself, but am its aider and abettor
! So, another time--taking me as representing your opponent in other cases--you set up a platform credulity; a moved and seconded and carried-unanimously profession of faith in some ridiculous delusion or mischievous imposition.
'that it is apprehended you are going to fight a duel, and that the other man, Tupman, is your aider and abettor
All these things also which are done in an extreme democracy should be done in a tyranny, as permitting great licentiousness to the women in the house, that they may reveal their husbands' secrets; and showing great indulgence to slaves also for the same reason; for slaves and women conspire not against tyrants: but when they are treated with kindness, both of them are abettors
of tyrants, and extreme democracies also; and the people too in such a state desire to be despotic.
And look not for allies; I know indeed Such height of insolence was never reached Without abettors
or accomplices; Thou hast some backer in thy bold essay, But I will search this matter home and see One man doth not prevail against the State.
What a situation, now, for a patriotic senator, that had been all the week before spurring up the legislature of his native state to pass more stringent resolutions against escaping fugitives, their harborers and abettors
Newman watched their genuflections and gyrations with a grim, still enmity; they seemed aids and abettors
of Madame de Cintre's desertion; they were mouthing and droning out their triumph.
Tom had two abettors
, in the shape of a couple of old boys, Noah and Benjamin by name, who defended him from Charity, and expended much time upon his education.