To an Englishman, accustomed to the paraphernalia of Westminster Hall, an American Court of Law
is as odd a sight as, I suppose, an English Court of Law
would be to an American.
At his first arrival he made no scruple of acquainting her with the unfortunate accident; which he made appear very unfortunate indeed, for he totally extracted every particle of what could be called fault, at least in a court of honour, though he left some circumstances which might be questionable in a court of law
Do you mean to tell me that blood of my race has suffered a blow and crawled to a court of law
When they meet together, and the world sits down at an assembly, or in a court of law
, or a theatre, or a camp, or in any other popular resort, and there is a great uproar, and they praise some things which are being said or done, and blame other things, equally exaggerating both, shouting and clapping their hands, and the echo of the rocks and the place in which they are assembled redoubles the sound of the praise or blame--at such a time will not a young man's heart, as they say, leap within him?
Playmore's authority) that the letter may be made the means, if he so will it, of publicly vindicating his innocence in a Court of Law
. And, last and most important of all, he is now aware that the Confession itself has been kept a sealed secret from him, out of compassionate regard for his own peace of mind, as well as for the memory of the unhappy woman who was once his wife.
Would success in both those cases do more than supply an excellent foundation for a trial in a court of law
? Would the recognition and the handwriting prove her identity to Mr.
Ferrari was the first to find it out--and that the guilty persons had reason to fear, not only that he would acquaint Lord Montbarry with his discovery, but that he would be a principal witness against them if the scandal was made public in a court of law
. Now mark!
In the second place, we are all equally desirous--whatever difference of opinion may otherwise exist--to make this informal inquiry a means, if possible, of avoiding the painful publicity which would result from an appeal to a Court of Law."
If the result, so far, fails to satisfy us in that particular, we shall not hesitate to appeal to a Court of Law." She leaned back in her chair, and opened her fan, and looked round her with the air of a woman who called society to witness that she had done her duty.
She refused to return to them and the case was carried to the court of law
. The verdict given was that a woman who had been "to burial borne" and left for dead, who had been driven from her husband's door and from her childhood home, "must be adjudged as dead in law and fact," was no more daughter or wife, but was set free to form what new ties she would.
'If you are called upon in a court of law
, you'll remember her language, Nelly!