My lord," said the father, "you are not so ill as to make a general confession
urgent -- and it will be very fatiguing -- take care.
then--I swear by all I hold sacred that I am telling you the truth--then I wished to develop my soul in this frank and heartfelt confession
As stated in his confession
, he worked every detail out theoretically during his imprisonment, and was able, on his release, immediately to embark on his career of vengeance.
A woman would have understood that I shrank from a public confession
of my shameful past life.
I may not have strength enough, in the case supposed, to betray you by making a complete confession
with my own lips; but I can employ my last breath to speak the half-dozen words which will tell the doctor where he is to look.
I cannot describe the sensation that came upon me: I had not seen it since it unbosomed itself four years before, and now I felt like one to whom a friend has made some sorrowing confession
of crime long past, and who has basely deserted him in consequence.
A little less than a hundred years ago, and a little more than six hundred years after the death, the confession
of Pervaise was discovered in the secret archives of the Vatican.
(as you call it) which you make in your pretty note, is the very thing that Sir Patrick spoke to me about in the dining-room before I went away.
Can there be any plainer confession
that she is Mercy Merrick than the confession
she has made?
Fyne's hints that the girl was unbalanced, I added: "Was it an unreserved confession
Mrs Partridge was then examined, who, after a modest apology for being obliged to speak the truth against her husband, related all the circumstances with which the reader hath already been acquainted; and at last concluded with her husband's confession
of his guilt.
He did not suppose that confession
would bring him happiness.
he had promised was the one painful incident of this time.
which means much misery, may sometimes be made in very few words.
Nothing but the saddest of all confessions
that a man can make--the confession
of his own folly.