In merely resuming his own the author hopes to be held guiltless
by those to whom the work is addressed -- enlightened souls who prefer dry wines to sweet, sense to sentiment, wit to humor and clean English to slang.
I shall not copy the uncouth language, full of needless repetitions (and, if I know anything of the subject, not guiltless
of bad grammar as well), in which my innocent husband was solemnly and falsely accused of poisoning his first wife.
The different views taken of the subject in the two preceding papers must be sufficient to satisfy all dispassionate and discerning men, that if the public liberty should ever be the victim of the ambition of the national rulers, the power under examination, at least, will be guiltless
of the sacrifice.
I am concerned but for the good name of the Tremolino, and I affirm that a ship is ever guiltless
of the sins, transgressions, and follies of her men.
That is a rare and blessed lot which some greatest men have not attained, to know ourselves guiltless
before a condemning crowd-- to be sure that what we are denounced for is solely the good in us.
I was firmly convinced in my own mind that Justine, and indeed every human being, was guiltless
of this murder.
The martyrdom of these guiltless
persons seemed only to increase the madness.
It is bad enough for me to have slain a Mussulman without having it on my conscience that a Christian who is guiltless
should suffer through my fault."
This touched the old king's heart, and he thought his son might still be guiltless
, and said to his court, 'O that my son were still alive!
Outwardly assuming to be guiltless
of any suspicion of what is going on, I inwardly determine to discover the true motive for the doctor's presence that evening, and for the part that Sir James has taken in inviting him to be my guest.
The cause is a young child's guiltless
of all harm or wrong, but nothing goes well with it!
Ah, why should all mankind For one mans fault thus guiltless
be condemn'd, If guiltless