There was, at this moment, a great rolling movement in the crowd, which stopped for a moment the march of the condemned
. The people of a bold and resolute mien, whom D'Artagnan had observed, by dint of pressing, pushing, and lifting themselves up, had succeeded in almost touching the hedge of archers.
(that "stern and just man," as Maurice Baring calls him) this was enough, and he was condemned
I beg permission to have a few witnesses examined concerning my character, and if their testimony shall not overweigh my supposed guilt, I must be condemned
, although I would pledge my salvation on my innocence."
Her orders were indeed so liberal, that, had it been a child of her own, she could not have exceeded them; but, lest the virtuous reader may condemn her for showing too great regard to a base-born infant, to which all charity is condemned
by law as irreligious, we think proper to observe that she concluded the whole with saying, "Since it was her brother's whim to adopt the little brat, she supposed little master must be treated with great tenderness.
When the archdeacon had repeated to the condemned
girl; "He is dead," the fact is that he knew nothing about it, but that he believed it, that he counted on it, that he did not doubt it, that he devoutly hoped it.
All the well-known people of that period, from Alexander and Napoleon to Madame de Stael, Photius, Schelling, Fichte, Chateaubriand, and the rest, pass before their stern judgment seat and are acquitted or condemned
according to whether they conduced to progress or to reaction.
The dog perhaps knew the condemned
prisoners, and only bit those who left as free men.
The young priest was condemned
to ten years of imprisonment, and to be branded.
He then condemned
the work of Jupiter, because he had not placed the heart of man on the outside, that everyone might read the thoughts of the evil disposed and take precautions against the intended mischief.
One of the most delighted spectators at the execution was the anonymous Respector of Law who had flung the condemned
The Crito seems intended to exhibit the character of Socrates in one light only, not as the philosopher, fulfilling a divine mission and trusting in the will of heaven, but simply as the good citizen, who having been unjustly condemned
is willing to give up his life in obedience to the laws of the state...
These movements left the condemned
man and the sergeant standing on the two ends of the same plank, which spanned three of the cross-ties of the bridge.