Bill was carrying the butt end of a billiard cue for a cane, and bending over the table, he said: "You'd rob a blind man."
He suffered no woman to be maltreated, and never robbed the poor, but assisted them abundantly with the wealth which he took from abbots."
"So, Henry Field, in November 1909 you were sentenced to three years for robbing your master, Lord Melhurst."
Rudolph, you don't know how I would adore you if you would rob a church or cut somebody's throat in an alley, and tell me all about it because you knew I wouldn't betray you.
Robbing a bank?"
"And dared they rob thee indeed?"
One woman, loathed of God, hath broke the door And robbed thy treasure-house, and thy warm breath Made cold, and trod thy people down to death!
The trouble was, they sometimes gave the man who could use them power to rob his poorer neighbors.
The Changeling.--When the fairies robbed a mother of her babe, they left behind a useless, old, and peevish fairy, who took the form of a child.
She's gone into the West, To dazzle when the sun is down And rob the world of rest She took our daylight with her, The smiles that we love best, With morning blushes on her cheek, And pearls upon her breast.
And they two burned to rob those nests.
I have robbed God long enough.
We are to rob that child of fifty thousand pounds."
Depend upon it, my dear Chambers, that an ounce of integrity at our death-bed will stand us in more avail than all the wit of Congreve or... For instance, you tell me a fine story about Truss, and his playing at Leamington, which I know to be false, because I have advice from Derby that he was whipt through the Town on that very day you say he appeared in some character or other, for robbing an old woman at church of a seal ring.
The Code Noir of the South robs the slave of all his rights as a man, reduces him to a chattel personal, and defends the master in the exercise of the most unnatural and unwarrantable power over his slave.
Appealed to on behalf of a man who had a wife and large family, and had been convicted of robbing his neighbours, "True," said Alderson--"very true, it is a free country.
Some say it was he who robbed the emperor's own mail a month ago.
Had Cupid robbed his victim of her wits?
No, 'twas a fatal Truth: Alcippus, hadst thou seen her, whilst the Priest Was giving thee to fair Erminia, What languishment appear'd upon her Eyes, Which never were remov'd from thy lov'd Face, Through which her melting Soul in drops distill'd, As if she meant to wash away thy Sin, In giving up that Right belong'd to her, Thou hadst without my aid found out this truth: A sweet composure dwelt upon her looks, Like Infants who are smiling whilst they die; Nor knew she that she wept, so unconcern'd And freely did her Soul a passage find; Whilst I transported had almost forgot The Reverence due t'her sacred self and Place, And every moment ready was to kneel, And with my lips gather the precious drops, And rob the Holy Temple of a Relick, Fit only there t'inhabit.
When I found out they were going to rob the safe, I had to do something.
"The rulers of those States rob their people of their time, so that they cannot plough and weed their fields in order to support their parents.
Lo, this prolonged delay Destroys all hope and robs the soul of life.
Charity shown by the publication of an inferior article would be like the generosity of Claude Duval and the other gentlemen highwaymen, who pitied the poor so much they robbed the rich to have the means of relieving them.
Whose orchard he robbed at our instigation I cannot say.
Is't not enough to break into my garden And like a thief to come to rob my grounds, Climbing my walls in spite of me the owner, But thou wilt brave me with these saucy terms?
I renounce my allegiance to a Constitution that enthrones such a power, wielded for the purpose of depriving me of my rights, of robbing my countrymen of their liberties, and of securing its own protection, support and perpetuation.
Smuggling is one of the meanest of crimes, for by that we rob a whole country pro rata, and are therefore certain to impoverish the poor: to smuggle opium is an offence particularly dark, since it stands related not so much to murder, as to massacre.
A week or two later, as you are going by orchards or gardens, especially in the evenings, you pass through a little region possessed by the fragrance of ripe apples, and thus enjoy them without price, and without robbing anybody.
They were forbidden by general order to inquire even the names of the towns they passed through; directed to reply "I don't know" to every question; and it is said that when Jackson demanded the name and regiment of a soldier robbing a cherry-tree, he could extract from the man no reply but "I don't know."
I hope they mayn't rob the poor lady in the forest.
There must be, they thought, something in a religion which could take away the sting of death and rob the grave of its victory.
A man robs his friends in the centre of China; the latter are tortured and maimed for life, and come to me in London to seek out their betrayer for them, in whatever part of the globe he might be.
I did rob the wine-vault; I did carry off the bottles to have a quiet spree, and it was to some place on Cuthbert Road I went.
"Mademoiselle, this morning he has robbed my uncle of a fortune, snatched it from him here in this very room, and now he has threatened to move his ships into midstream, and to open fire on the town!
It is, in fact, a sort of compromise, by which the shekhs agree not to rob the traveller, and to protect him against other shekhs.
Simultaneously our state governments have followed the same course, infringing even on the just prerogatives of the towns and cities, while, more than all, the national government has robbed the states, the cities and the citizens of what should belong to them, until at last we have an imperial, autocratic, inquisitorial, and largely irresponsible government at Washington that is the one supreme political fact; we are no longer a Federal Republic but an Imperialism, in which is centralized all the authority inherent in the one hundred and ten millions of our population and from which a constantly diminishing stream of what is practically devolved authority, trickles down through state and city to the individual in the last instance--if it gets there at all!
Surely, stealing pine-trees in this way is not so mean as robbing hen-roosts.
He is sorry that his men were so ill-mannered as to rob persons of your importance.
People tell you that the conflict of science and religion--it would be better to say, the conflict of modern culture and ancient traditions--has robbed life of its plain significance.
When it makes miserable those about it, or robs a girl of her pink cheeks, her bright eyes, her joy of life, wearing the elasticity out of her step and making an old woman of her before her time, we do not fly into a rage at it--we avoid it.
"Perhaps," she said, turning to him, "you will deny that it was you who incited my cousin Stella to come and rob her own father?"
Undoubtedly, Kit did not think he had robbed his employers, because, if he had done so, he would not have stayed at Tarnside.
I know it and I weep, too late made wise: Yet was the fault not mine; for death's fell spite Robbed my desire of that supreme delight, Which in your better memory never dies.
GENERAL E. A. CARR (PORTRAIT) A CRACK SHOT A HARD CROWD CAMPING IN THE SNOW A WELCOME VISITOR ANTELOPES THE RECAPTURE OF BEVINS ROBBING A STAGE COACH INDIAN VILLAGE THE KILLING OF TALL BULL AN OLD BONE A WEDDING CEREMONY A RIDE FOR LIFE PRAIRIE DOG VILLAGE McCARTHY'S FRIGHT FINDING THE REMAINS OF THE BUCK PARTY SPOTTED TAIL (PORTRAIT) GRAND DUKE ALEXIS (PORTRAIT) INDIAN EXERCISES TWO-LANCE KILLING A BUFFALO AN EMBARRASSING SITUATION?
But when most people are working harder for less, when others cannot work at all, when the cost of health care devastates families and threatens to bankrupt our enterprises, great and small; when the fear of crime robs law abiding citizens of their freedom; and when millions of poor children cannot even imagine the lives we are calling them to lead, we have not made change our friend.
"It is not love, Zarifa, that robs my cheek of rose; No fond and anxious passion this mournful bosom knows; My cheeks are pale and I am still and silent, it is true,-- For, ah!
All these reasons must weigh considerably with those speculative persons who have to ask themselves whether or not Universal Utilitarianism requires that in the particular instance before them they should injure a man who has been of service to them, and rob a fellow-workman of the credit which is due to him.
And 'I' for impudence," she retorted with a smile that robbed the words of offense.
The traitor, the tyrant, the ravisher, the robber, the extortioner, are not objects of pity, but of punishment; and it may have been very good for David to be taught by sharp personal experience, that those who robbed the widow and put the fatherless to death, like the lawless lords of his time; those like Saul, who smote the city of the priests for having given David food--men and women, children and sucklings, oxen and asses and sheep, with the edge of the sword; those who, like the nameless traitor who so often rouses his indignation--his own familiar friend who lifted up his heel against him--sought men's lives under the guise of friendship: that such, I say, were persons not to be tolerated upon the face of God's earth.
Was it not for the purpose of robbing the train that we were attacked between Tchertchen and Tcharkalyk?"