" "Thy mother was deluded, Gaetano; she never knew the real qualities of her cousin, or a soul like hers would have lothed the wretch.
Such a wretch was surely unworthy to live.
It often happened that the executioner, in order to shorten the sufferings of the condemned, whilst he prepared the pile, placed a large and pointed iron bar amongst the faggots and opposite the stake breast high, so that, directly the fire was lighted, the bar was quickly pushed against the victim, giving a mortal blow to the unfortunate wretch, who would otherwise have been slowly devoured by the flames.
The wretch condemned to the scaffold, who receives, at the moment he expects to die, the joyful reprieve, he can best conceive the state of our minds.
Never, never was a human being so blest as I am, and yet what an ungrateful wretch I have been.
The blame lies after all, not so much with the pitiful wretch
But while my own dislike was purely due to an abstract worship of Beauty, my sister's had another twist in it, for with her "new" tendencies, she believed that all religions were an aspect of truth and that no one, even the lowest wretch, could escape "heaven" in the long run.
" "You have mentioned another wretch, who was constantly with Sir Paul," cried Wingfield.
To prevent mischief, however, Leonard set off after him, and was fast gaining upon the lazar, whose strength was evidently failing, when the poor wretch uttered a loud cry, and fell to the ground.
"I owe my death to you, wretch!" cried Judith, fiercely.
Even the pavement artist will destroy his work rather than allow some poor wretch to sit beside his pictures and collect an alms.
"Look at poor Madge here, and that wretch of a husband of hers!"
"Dr. Anderson is not a wretch at all.
" Woman-like, the only emotion of Cora Richter was that of commiseration for the poor wretch that had been stricken down by the hand of her husband.
I don't boast of my own powers, but I'll lay if I'd been in the neighborhood, I'd 've found it and stuck to it like a bloodhound, till I'd 've throttled that thievin' wretch.
After the haythen had fired at us, the good man actilly made me promise not to do the wretch hurt if the chance was given me; and a mighty foolish thing, for all it was Master Harvey who towld me, fur I've had a chance or two at the spalpaan since.
It was a wrenching sight, too brutal far, to see the sergeant place his gun against the poor wretch's head, and end his agony!
There the wretch followed her, and again proposed to go through the Cingari ceremony, and this time the father consented.
So long, matey, and next time a poor wretch asks you for a pipe, be civil.
This Jocken is the same wretch who wantonly handcuffed the apprentice, who went on to his estate by the direction of his master.
The same paper, four weeks after publishing the preceding facts, contained the following: we give it in detail as the wretch who enacted the tragedy was another public functionary of the state of Georgia and acting in an official capacity.
"The wretch!" gasped Madam Conway, while Mrs. Jeffrey, running in her fright from the window to the door, and from the door back to the window again, exclaimed: "Margaret not a Conway, nor yet a Davenport, after all!
"Wretch!" exclaimed the latter, her pride returning as she recognized old Hagar and thought of her as Maggie's grandmother.
"Wretch, how dare you come into my presence?
Even his self, when written as two words, may possibly be right in some instances; as, "Scorn'd be the wretch that quits his genial bowl, His loves, his friendships, ev'n his self, resigns; Perverts the sacred instinct of his soul, And to a ducat's dirty sphere confines.