He was a sneak and a thief, a mischief-maker, a fomenter of trouble; and irate squaws told him to his face, the while he eyed them alert and ready to dodge any quick-flung missile, that he was a wolf and worthless and bound to come to an evil end.
“He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put todeath…And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give lifefor life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot forfoot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”
When there is a court there is usually a conspiracy, and royalist schemes and royalist mischief making were the last straw in the balance against the National Assembly.
Fn-22.8 "For the proper administration of justice and for the distribution of authority it is necessary that the citizens be acquainted with each others characters, so that, where this cannot be, much mischief ensues, both in the use of authority and in the administration of justice; for it is not just to decide arbitrarily, as must be the case with excessive population."
Protect me, O Lord, from such mischief-making and reckless men; let me not fall into their hands, nor ever do such things myself.
The other shape, He of Arezzo, there left trembling, spake; “That sprite of air is Schicchi; in like mood Of random mischief vent he still his spite.”
“Of course, I ought to have guessed,” Ivan said in agitation; “andI did guess there was some mischief brewing on your part… only youare lying, you are lying again,” he cried, suddenly recollecting.
01:044:027 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons: 01:044:028 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since: 01:044:029 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
I knew there was mischief brewing.
It’s a growth mischief industry.
A narrow man, though cast in honest mould, May mischief work, while conscience wears a smile.
However, if there was any truth in the story, it was bound to have come to light sooner or later in any case--perhaps better now, before the mischief wrought was irreparable.
The King of T'sin (who lived about eighty years after Alexander the Great), impressed by the mischief tradition was doing in the land, resolved to destroy the entire Chinese literature, and his son, Shi Hwang-ti, the first universal Emperor, made a strenuous attempt to seek out and destroy all the existing classics.