It were fairer to confront the accused
with the accuser.
Look here; tell her that in view of the delay, it is my judgment that she ought to enlarge the accused
on his parole.
There she found the accused
standing over her murdered brother.
Never yet had he been accused
of crooked legs--even in whispers--and the perfectly simple belief in their existence which was revealed by Ben Weatherstaff's voice was more than Rajah flesh and blood could endure.
Let me not be misunderstood; let me not be accused
of trifling with the serious social question on which my narrative forces me to touch.
, who was (and who knew he was) being mentally hanged, beheaded, and quartered, by everybody there, neither flinched from the situation, nor assumed any theatrical air in it.
You are no stranger to the fact, that there have been periods of my life, when it has been requisite that I should pause, until certain expected events should turn up; when it has been necessary that I should fall back, before making what I trust I shall not be accused
of presumption in terming - a spring.
On an elevated seat, directly before the accused
, sat the Grand Master of the Temple, in full and ample robes of flowing white, holding in his hand the mystic staff, which bore the symbol of the Order.
So that I can show your own hand for the very deception you accused
me--without proof--of having practiced on you.
That's for number one," cried the accused
, wiping the sweat from his brow, for he had been talking with a vehemence that shook the house.
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.
When the barber," he continued, "had finished his tale, we came to the conclusion that the young man had been right, when he had accused
him of being a great chatter-box.
But when the third child was taken away, and the Queen was again accused
, and could not utter a word in her own defence, the King was obliged to give her over to the law, which decreed that she must be burnt to death.
The viceroy, during all the time he was engaged in this expedition, heard very provoking accounts of the bad conduct of his wife, and complained of it to the Emperor, entreating him either to punish his daughter himself, or to permit him to deliver her over to justice, that, if she was falsely accused
, she might have an opportunity of putting her own honour and her husband's out of dispute.
The prosecution of them, for this reason, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused