Verily this: John Baptist was beheaded; Christ was crucified; the apostles were killed: this was their reward for their labours. So all the preachers shall look for none other reward: for no doubt they must be sufferers, they must taste of these sauces: their office is, arguere mundum de peccato, "to rebuke the world of sin;" which no doubt is a thankless occupation.

"True, monsignor, appearances are saved, and a sin concealed is half pardoned, as they say in Paris." "At Rome we say it is pardoned altogether. 'Peccato nascosto non offende'." His jesuitical arguments interested me, for I knew that he was an avowed partisan of the forbidden fruit.

"Certainly they were; supposing there were to be doubts raised as to the validity of your marriage or the legitimacy of your child?" "True," said the major, "there might be doubts raised." "In that case your son would be very unpleasantly situated." "It would be fatal to his interests." "It might cause him to fail in some desirable matrimonial alliance." "O peccato!"

His temples, with the black hair, were distinct and fine as a work of art. But always his eyes had this strange, half-diabolic, half-tortured pale gleam, like a goat's, and his mouth was shut almost uglily, his cheeks stern. His moustache was brown, his teeth strong and spaced. The women said it was a pity his moustache was brown. 'Peccato! sa, per bellezza, i baffi neri ah-h!

"True, monsignor, appearances are saved, and a sin concealed is half pardoned, as they say in Paris." "At Rome we say it is pardoned altogether. 'Peccato nascosto non offende'." His jesuitical arguments interested me, for I knew that he was an avowed partisan of the forbidden fruit.

"Che peccato!" and the like, with fine shades of difference in expression according to the dark, the denser dark, the lurid flashes of the Dominican's chiaroscuro. This hireling shepherd piled up a hideous indictment, made up, as the reader will perceive, out of his own wicked imagination. I was a runaway from the Venetian galleys, an actor of execrable life.

"Qui sine peccato est, primus lapidem mittat" said the priest. "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." He had gone to the hearth and was taking from the embers an earthen saucer, or shallow bowl, in which some fragrant broth simmered and steamed. "A man who has slept as long as you have, my son, usually has a somewhat delicate appetite.

Scholars are only now beginning to realize to what an extent the ancient sense of veracity was tainted with this vice how deeply all classical history is permeated with elegant partisan non-truth. And this evil legacy from Greco-Roman days has been augmented by the more recent teachings of Jesuitry and the Catholic theory of "peccato veniale." Rhetoric alone counts; rhetoric alone is "art."

Then Mendez rose, and taking hold of the contract, he tore it in two and flung it on the ground; at which sight Venoni started up with a cry, or rather a howl an expression of rage and disappointment truly Italian, and of which no Englishman who has not heard it can have an idea. 'Peccato!

Leonard Ryssenius refuted the work in his Justa detestatio libelli sceleratissimi Hadriani Beverlandi, de Peccato originali . He would doubtless have incurred a harder fate on account of another immoral work, entitled De prostibulis veterum, if one of his relations had not charitably committed it to the flames.