At last, I fixed upon a resolution, for which it is probable I may incur some censure, and not unjustly; for I confess I owe the preserving of mine eyes, and consequently my liberty, to my own great rashness and want of experience; because, if I had then known the nature of princes and ministers, which I have since observed in many other courts, and their methods of treating criminals less obnoxious than myself, I should, with great alacrity and readiness, have submitted to so easy a punishment
What crimes can he have committed," said Don Quixote, "if they have not deserved a heavier punishment
than being sent to the galleys?
of death," replied the Musketeers, in a hollow voice.
I understand," he said, "you confess; but a confession made to the judges, a confession made at the last moment, extorted when the crime cannot be denied, diminishes not the punishment
inflicted on the guilty
The haste with which these measures were carried into execution did not admit of those preparations for their comfort, which, if unmerited by their disloyalty, were at least due in pity to the severity of their punishment
Let a man do what he will, if he knows he's to bear the punishment
himself, he isn't half so bad as a mean selfish coward as makes things easy t' himself and knows all the while the punishment
'll fall on somebody else.
followed his conduct, as did a deeper punishment
the deeper guilt of his wife.
To him it meant the Church of England, and not to believe in its tenets was a sign of wilfulness which could not fail of punishment
here or hereafter.
In the case of a crime we most urgently demand the punishment
for such an act; in the case of a virtuous act we rate its merit most highly.
But when he is detected in any unseemly act now, it is my stern practice to cane my writing table in his presence, and even this punishment
is almost more than he can bear.
In either case a grave crime has been committed which deserves a grave punishment
What the purpose or nature of the general exodus we did not know, but presently through the line of captives ran the rumor that two escaped slaves had been recaptured--a man and a woman--and that we were marching to witness their punishment
, for the man had killed a Sagoth of the detachment that had pursued and overtaken them.