And the sinner smiled also, seeing not the badge on his own back but only that on the back of his brother, and was highly pleased, for, if he had sin deeper than his brother's he had some discretion. Relentless and not over-just were they of this weird sisterhood.
"God will relent, and quit thee all thy debt, Who ever more approves, and more accepts Him who imploring mercy sues for life, Than who self-rigorous chooses death as due, Which argues over-just, and self-displeased For self-offence, more than for God offended." Samson Agonistes. A fortnight or more has passed in severe toil, but not more severe than they have endured many a time before.
I would like to hear you hold forth on the idol 'Livingstone, etc., and on the slave-trade. Setting aside the end to be gained, I think that Slave Convention is a very just one in many ways towards the people; but we are not an over-just nation towards the weak. I suppose you know that old creature Grant, who for seventeen or eighteen years has traded on his wonderful walk.
Is it best for a State's Ruler to be over-forgiving, or over-just? Take breath to answer: you look faint you grow pale you tremble you cover your face! Traitor and assassin, your conscience betrays you! My Lords, relieve your accomplice, and take up the answer." "Nay, if we are discovered," said the Orsini, rising in despair, "we will not fall unavenged die, tyrant!"