in the third voyage the cynical contempt is unspeakably painful, and from the distorted libel
on mankind in the
Those who have sufficient power usually imprison or put to death any one who tries to shake their faith in their own excellence or in that of the universe; it is for this reason that seditious libel
and blasphemy have always been, and still are, criminal offences.
Being indicted for the libel
, and (after various strange demonstrations in court) found guilty, he fled into Holland in place of appearing to receive sentence: from whence, as the quiet burgomasters of Amsterdam had no relish for his company, he was sent home again with all speed.
If he were really not in the habit of drinking rather more than was exactly good for him, he might have brought action against his countenance for libel
, and have recovered heavy damages.
Pickwick, he detailed the malicious libel
of the Eatanswill INDEPENDENT, and the consequent excitement of their friend, the editor.
But in calling Moriarty a criminal you are uttering libel
in the eyes of the law--and there lie the glory and the wonder of it
Tell them of cruel scourgings, of mutilations and brandings, of scenes of pollution and blood, of the banishment of all light and knowl- edge, and they affect to be greatly indignant at such enormous exaggerations, such wholesale misstate- ments, such abominable libels
on the character of the southern planters
There were a great many bundles of papers on it, some endorsed as Allegations, and some (to my surprise) as Libels
, and some as being in the Consistory Court, and some in the Arches Court, and some in the Prerogative Court, and some in the Admiralty Court, and some in the Delegates' Court; giving me occasion to wonder much, how many Courts there might be in the gross, and how long it would take to understand them all.
If a man hits you, hit him back; if a man libels
you, haul him up.
The Tories were in power, and he was a Whig, and he presently found himself expelled from the House of Commons for "uttering seditious libels
He works in his parish with the most noble self-devotion, and never loses courage, although his efforts have been several times rewarded by disgusting libels
pasted up on the street-corners, thrown under doors, and even fastened to his own garden wall.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels
our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.