In a passage from this text, the climatist and contagionist theories overlap as the title character walks through disease-infested Philadelphia: "Effluvia of a pestilential
nature, assailed me from every corner.
He also wrote against the practice of slavery, saying that the sugar produced by slaves could not be compared in any way to the "misery produced among our fellow creatures, and such a constant butchery of the human species by this pestilential
detestable traffic in the bodies and souls of men.
Chambers, an atheist, brought the lawsuit in 2007, asking for a permanent injunction to stop "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential
plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects and the like.
Contemplating this repressive environment, the narrator notices that the "poisonous emanations of suppression, persecution, and fear permeated the air like miasmic and pestilential
vapors, tainting, sickening, and blighting the lives of everyone he met" (633).
The stench on the decks was sickening - below, pestilential
And with the steady burning sweep Of fever through their vitals creep, With silent pestilential
step'd, Stealing their life-blood while they slept.
Conrad, in fact, presents Verloc as a kind of human condom, a "mortal envelope" for protection who "exercise[s] his vocation of a protector of society" by acting as a spy among revolutionaries, a man who has prophylactically "prevented" terrorist plots from reaching their fulfillment and thus thwarted the contagion of the pestilential
anarchists (Secret 33, 198, 11, 25).
He died on military campaign in France in 1521 of what they called "the pestilential
air", but it was all too late for Burton Dassett.
Whereas the shameless pardoners purchase their vile traffic in farm with Simon, sell Indulgences with Gehazi, and squander their gains in disgraceful fashion with the Prodigal Son: but what is more detestable still, although not in holy orders, they preach publicly, and pretend falsely that they have full powers of absolving both living and dead alike from punishment and guilt, along with other blasphemies, by means of which they plunder and seduce the people, and in all probability drag them down with their own person to the infernal regions, by affording them frivolous hope and an audacity to commit sin: therefore, let the abuses of this pestilential
sect be blotted out from the threshold of the Church.
How many were killed in the process of enslavement, while awaiting shipment on the African coast, in the pestilential
ships' holds or soon after arrival in the Americas, is not known.
Nebraskan senator Ernie Chambers filed the suit and asked the court for an injunction to prevent God from causing "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential
plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects, and the like".
You called her the Queen of the Night; you called her pestilential
and a whore