It might be, as the man had said, that he was a professional tour conductor, like those who have charge
of Egyptian donkey-boys and guides.
Besides this earth, and besides the race of men, there is an invisible world and a kingdom of spirits: that world is round us, for it is everywhere; and those spirits watch us, for they are commissioned to guard us; and if we were dying in pain and shame, if scorn smote us on all sides, and hatred crushed us, angels see our tortures, recognise our innocence (if innocent we be: as I know you are of this charge
As he said this with a gentle melancholy, which was the next thing to making no charge
at all, I expressed my acknowledgements on Peggotty's behalf, and paid Tiffey in banknotes.
This is my purse, and you are to pay my charges
out of it.
It was the golden end of afternoon as the coach stopped in front of the main hotel, The Golden Fortune; and for the benefit of any with not too long purses who shall hereafter light on Yellowsands, and be alarmed at the name and the marble magnificence of that delightful hotel, I may say that the charges
there were surprisingly "reasonable," owing to one other wise provision of the young lord and master of that happy place, who had had the wit to realise that the nicest and brightest and prettiest people were often the poorest.
So saying he unbuckled his baldric with the bugle, took a feather from his cap, and gave them to Wamba; then drew a vizard from his pouch, and, repeating his charges
to them to stand fast, went to execute his purposes of reconnoitring.
All crimes against the state, are punished here with the utmost severity; but, if the person accused makes his innocence plainly to appear upon his trial, the accuser is immediately put to an ignominious death; and out of his goods or lands the innocent person is quadruply recompensed for the loss of his time, for the danger he underwent, for the hardship of his imprisonment, and for all the charges
he has been at in making his defence; or, if that fund be deficient, it is largely supplied by the crown.
You must give me some answer to these horrible charges
that are made against you.
She went up to him and said, 'I pronounce this spell, that you become a beautiful prince, and that Hadvor shall be unable to say anything against the charges
that I shall bring against her.
This school is unique, too, in the fact that it charges
no fees, pays every student five dollars a week, and then provides her with a job when she graduates.
And first, I have to reply to the older charges
and to my first accusers, and then I will go on to the later ones.
I shall leave you to judge, gentlemen, from the testimony, how far the witness in this prosecution can be so considered, feeling less reluctance to submit the case thus informally to your decision, because there is yet another indictment to be tried, which involves heavier charges
against the unfortunate prisoner.