He regarded me with wonderment, and then came the damnable
light, glowing and spreading, as I have described it, till his face shone soft and warm, like the summer moon, and then the laugh--"Ha!
He said, he doubted not but that all the infidels and hereticks in the world would, if they could, confine honour to their own absurd errors and damnable
deceptions; "but honour," says he, "is not therefore manifold, because there are many absurd opinions about it; nor is religion manifold, because there are various sects and heresies in the world.
She suspects Miss Jethro of knowing more about that damnable
murder than Miss Jethro is willing to acknowledge.
That is to say, your conversation, which is agreeable enough over a well baked buffaloe's hump, and these damnable
thongs of hide, which, according to my experience, can be pleasant nowhere.
For my man was a fellow that nobody could have to do with, a really damnable
man; and the person that drew the cheque is the very pink of the proprieties, celebrated too, and (what makes it worse) one of your fellows who do what they call good.
All of which confused me utterly; it seemed an inexplicable breakdown in one who had shown such nerve and courage hitherto, and so hearty a loathing for that damnable
Before they recover from their fright and reassemble, let us find a way out of their damnable
"Now that is my story, and I have told it in the interest of your trumpery science; but if on any evening hereafter you observe me wearing this damnable
watch, and you have the thoughtfulness to ask me the hour, I shall beg leave to put you to the inconvenience of being knocked down."
Thus Jaffrey Pyncheon's inward criminality, as regarded Clifford, was, indeed, black and damnable
; while its mere outward show and positive commission was the smallest that could possibly consist with so great a sin.
``Rebecca, a Jewess, daughter of Isaac of York, being attainted of sorcery, seduction, and other damnable
practices, practised on a Knight of the most Holy Order of the Temple of Zion, doth deny the same; and saith, that the testimony delivered against her this day is false, wicked, and disloyal; and that by lawful essoine* of her body as being
I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable
I was to find, however, ere I was well out of that damnable
hole that I might have been very much worse off had I been compelled to remain there another two minutes.