Lady Lydiard closed the door again, with a compassionate
sigh for Tommie, and walked slowly to and fro in her spacious drawing-room, waiting for the steward's return.
But, since the legislative act of 1850, when she heard, with perfect surprise and consternation, Christian and humane people actually recommending the remanding escaped fugitives into slavery, as a duty binding on good citizens,--when she heard, on all hands, from kind, compassionate and estimable people, in the free states of the North, deliberations and discussions as to what Christian duty could be on this head,--she could only think, These men and Christians cannot know what slavery is; if they did, such a question could never be open for discussion.
Are the honorable, the just, the high-minded and compassionate, the majority anywhere in this world?
He who had once pleaded with Mercy for compassionate
consideration for herself now pleaded with her for compassionate
consideration for Lady Janet.
The most compassionate
Russian commanders, those favorable to the French- and even the Frenchmen in the Russian service- could do nothing for the prisoners.
she cried, looking wildly in Alban's compassionate
At the mention of letters the lawyer pursed up his lips, and gave utterance to a thin little compassionate
and contemptuous sound.
Willoughby, very blamable," said Elinor, while her voice, in spite of herself, betrayed her compassionate
emotion; "you ought not to speak in this way, either of Mrs.