At this evidence of Mongolian barbarity
the White Christians were so greatly incensed that they carried out their original design.
The French attributed the Fire of Moscow au patriotisme feroce de Rostopchine,* the Russians to the barbarity
of the French.
To compleat such unparalelled Barbarity
we were informed that an Execution in the House would shortly take place.
"I won't have a word said against Lady Barbarity
," Lady Grace declared.
I knew that she was fond of me, and now that I had discovered that she hated cruelty and barbarity
I was confident that I could depend upon her to aid me and the girl captive to escape, provided of course that such a thing was within the range of possibilities.
But they are such only when they seek to gratify the passion of revenge upon their enemies; and I ask whether the mere eating of human flesh so very far exceeds in barbarity
that custom which only a few years since was practised in enlightened England:--a convicted traitor, perhaps a man found guilty of honesty, patriotism, and suchlike heinous crimes, had his head lopped off with a huge axe, his bowels dragged cut and thrown into a fire; while his body, carved into four quarters, was with his head exposed upon pikes, and permitted to rot and fester among the public haunts of men!
The artist, painter, poet, or musician, by his decoration, sublime or beautiful, satisfies the aesthetic sense; but that is akin to the sexual instinct, and shares its barbarity
: he lays before you also the greater gift of himself.
Mr Partridge bore all this patiently; but when his wife appealed to the blood on her face, as an evidence of his barbarity
, he could not help laying claim to his own blood, for so it really was; as he thought it very unnatural, that this should rise up (as we are taught that of a murdered person often doth) in vengeance against him.
Low sports, such as prizefighting or Spanish bull-fights, are a sign of barbarity
. But specialized trials of skill are a sign of development."
He seemed to take pleasure in manifesting his fiendish barbarity
. Added to his cruelty, he was a profane swearer.
But, in fact, an instance of similar barbarity
is to be found nearer home, and occurs in the annals of Queen Mary's time, containing so many other examples of atrocity.
"Add to this, the pleasure of seeing the various revolutions of states and empires; the changes in the lower and upper world; ancient cities in ruins, and obscure villages become the seats of kings; famous rivers lessening into shallow brooks; the ocean leaving one coast dry, and overwhelming another; the discovery of many countries yet unknown; barbarity
overrunning the politest nations, and the most barbarous become civilized.