Antoine de Silly, Damoiseau de Commercy, Comte de Rochepot, knight of the Order of the Holy Ghost.
God 'a'mercy on his soul!
+Amercy+, v. to amerce, fine, P, NED.--AF.
If there is such a thing in a human being as organic honesty,--an honesty which makes a lie not difficult, but impossible, just as it is impossible for men to walk on ceilings like flies, or to breathe in water like fishes,--Mercy Philbrick had it.
I can't make out whether you'd best call 'im a sucklin' duck or a dummercyle.
Like Goody Twoshoes of nursery fame she could have cried: Lawkamercy!
Godamercy for that, boy.
Gramercy: great thanks, grand merci; or I thank ye, Je vous remercie.
+Gramercy+; see +Graunt+.
Gramercyes, I in truth much suffered for thee, Knowing howe rashly thou exposd thyself To such a turbulent sea.
And when he had satisfied his hunger, he gave them grammercy for their entertainment, and took horse and rode away.
Porte bien, vous remercy.
She was conscious of her good looks, and she was in love with a well-connected youth named Marius, the son of Baron Pontmercy.
quoth Sir Nabon, "that was very well said, for whatever mercy I should have been willing before this to show you hath now been forfeited unto you.
--Mercy upon us!--Why, what, is't you, Sir, return'd so soon?
Tell not me of mercy- This is the fool that lent out money gratis.
The only other course is to throw ourselves upon Veronica's mercy--" "Well?
He plied the pitchfork so we yelped for mercy,-- He reckoned not the stoutness of his arm!-- But Cheat-the-Devil here,--he would not hurt Why--Kurt the Syndic--thrusting him in hell.
"'Because thine eyes are somewhat wearied and I purpose to wash them with my magic water,' and as he held up the blue bottle with the red label Ibrahim screamed like a girl and flung himself forward at my brother's feet, shrieking and praying for mercy:-- "'No, No!'
'Tis politic and safe to let him keep At point a hundred knights; yes, that on every dream, Each buzz, each fancy, each complaint, dislike, He may enguard his dotage with their pow'rs And hold our lives in mercy.- Oswald, I say!
+graunt-mercy+, many thanks, C2, C3, PP; +gramercy+, PP, Sh.;
he said,--he could almost have said "Mercy,"--and looked at her with a gaze of whose intentness he was hardly aware.
Her simplicity of mind departs;--her generous, confiding impulses of character are lost;--she is no longer inclined to interpret favourably of men and things,--she listens without believing,--sees without admiring; has suffered persecution without learning mercy;--and been taught to mistrust the candour of others by the forfeiture of her own.
This scheme of invigorating the laws by relaxation, and extirpating wickedness by lenity, is so remote from common practice, that I might reasonably fear to expose it to the publick, could it be supported only by my own observations: I shall, therefore, by ascribing it to its author, Sir Thomas More, endeavour to procure it that attention, which I wish always paid to prudence, to justice, and to mercy.c No.
"Certainly, Mercy,--certainly it is," replied Mr. Allen, anxious lest this new barrier should come between Mercy and her work. "
Oh, the riches of his mercy!"--Cromwell's Letters and Speeches by Carlyle, i. 121.
--Chalons.--Lyons.--Valley of the Rhine.--Avignon.--Marseilles; its growth and prosperity.--Banking in France.--Journey along the Mediterranean.-- American and European Institutions Letter III.--Tuscan Scenery and Climate.--Florence in Autumn.-- Deformities of Cultivation.--Exhibition of the Academy of the Fine Arts.--Respect of the Italians for Works of Art Letter IV.--A Day in Florence.--Bustle and Animation of the Place.--Sights seen on the Bridges.--Morning in Florence.--Brethren of Mercy.--Drive on the Cascine.--Evening in Florence.--Anecdote of the Passport System.--Mildness of the Climate of Pisa Letter V.--Practices of the Italian Courts.--Mildness of the Penal Code in Tuscany.--A Royal Murderer.--Ceremonies on the Birth of an Heir to the Dukedom of Tuscany.--Wealth of the Grand Duke Letter VI.--Venice.--Its peculiar Architecture.--Arsenal and Navy Yard.--The Lagoons.--Ceneda.--Serravalle.--Lago Morto.--Alpine Scenery.--A June Snow-Storm in the Tyrol.--Splendor of the Scenery in the Sunshine.--Landro.--A Tyrolese Holiday.--Devotional Character of the People.--Numerous Chapels.--Sterzing.--Bruneck.--The Brenner.--Innsbruck.
God have mercye on thy innocent sowle, Which amonges innocentes, I am sure, hath a place, Or ellys thy sowle ys yn a hevy case; Ye, ye, and moo foolys many a one, For foolys be alyve, Love, though thou be gone.
+Mercyen+, v. to thank, PP, S2; +mercien+, to amerce, fine, PP.--OF.
If these things be so among equals, or comparative equals, and also in man's dealings with the lower orders of the creation, what chance has the poor slave, with the arm of legislative justice paralysed, and an arm nerved with human passion his only hope of mercy?--for self-defence, that first law of nature, is the highest crime he can be guilty of: and, while considering the mercenary view of self-interest, let it not be forgotten that an awful amount of human suffering is quite compatible with unimpaired health, and that a slave may be frequently under the lash and yet fully able to do his day's work.
And after in the cyte he slewe thre thousand men vnarmed And whan one of his knyghtes that was named Quyntus catulus sawe this cruelte sayd to hym/ Sesse now and suffre them to lyue and be mercyfull to them wyth whom we haue ben victorious And wyth whom we ought to lyue/ For hit is the most hyest and fayr vengeance that a man may doo/ as to spare them & gyue hem her lyf whome he may slee Therfore Joab ordeyned whan absalom was slayn/ he sowned a trompette/ that his peple shold no more renne & slee theyr aduersaryes.
One day he wrote a long letter to Stephen, telling him all about Mercy,--her history; her peculiarities, mental and moral; her great need of mental training; her wonderful natural gifts.
It ran thus:-- "MERCY,--I am sorry that any thing in my last letter should have led you to suppose that under the existing circumstances you could control my actions.
On the night of his mother's death he wrote to her these words:-- "MERCY,--It is ten years since we parted.
exclaimed Joel Strides, who ordinarily gave this doric sound to the word 'mercy'--"Massy, captain, is it you!
"Of your future life, Mercy,--of your future life.
9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; 9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
Yet not so much as a condition of forgiveness!--The Harlowe-spirited fair-one will not deserve my mercy!--She will wait for Miss Howe's next letter; and then, if she find a difficulty in her new schemes, Thank her for nothing,--will--will what?
He saw--among the "covenant people" of Jehovah he saw, the babe plucked from the bosom of its mother; the wife torn from the embrace of her husband; the daughter driven to the market by the scourge of her own father;--he saw the word of God sealed up from those who, of all men, were especially entitled to its enlightening, quickening influence;--nay, he saw men beaten for kneeling before the throne of heavenly mercy;--such things he saw without a word of admonition or reproof!
"Yes, it is too late now," said Mercy,--"too late now."
Then in a lower tone, "You know you are free, Mercy,--utterly free.
Well, if he cosen the scholar of her, 'twould make my worship laugh; and if he have her, he may say,--Godamercy, Robin Goodfellow: O, ware a good head as long as you live.
You bear your hard life so uncomplainingly, so bravely, that it seems as if you could not have a vestige of selfishness in you; and yet"--Mercy halted; she could not put her thought in words.