This maddened me, and I sat brooding for a time over the injuries I had suffered, and the cruelties
which she I loved had endured for my sake, until my heart swelled and grew sore, and my teeth were clinched.
One example of the shameless subterfuges under which the French stand prepared to defend whatever cruelties
they may hereafter think fit to commit in bringing the Marquesan natives into subjection is well worthy of being recorded.
All the feuds of countless generations, all the hatreds and cruelties
of their narrow history, all the memories of ill-usage and persecution were to be purged that day.
A dagger snatched from the harness of her mistress was waved aloft by some fair slave, its shimmering blade crimson with the lifeblood of its owner; swords plucked from the bodies of the dead about them; heavy ornaments which could be turned into bludgeons--such were the implements with which these fair women wreaked the long-pent vengeance which at best could but partially recompense them for the unspeakable cruelties
and indignities which their black masters had heaped upon them.
So I sent emissaries to Helium, and to the court of Xodar, Jeddak of the First Born, and to him who now rules those of the thern nation that have renounced their religion; and from each and all I heard the same story of unspeakable cruelties
and atrocities perpetrated upon the poor defenseless victims of their religion by the Holy Therns.
The philosopher, the poet, or the religious man will of course wish to cast his vote with the democrat, for free-trade, for wide suffrage, for the abolition of legal cruelties
in the penal code, and for facilitating in every manner the access of the young and the poor to the sources of wealth and power.
The land groans at the cruelties
of Twala the king; it is wearied of him and his red ways.
Tis a paltry king in his ways with men of letters, and one who commits very barbarous cruelties