The querist repeated again and again what he had said before, and then Sancho said, "It seems to me I can set the matter right in a moment, and in this way; the man swears that he is going to die upon the gallows; but if he dies upon it, he has sworn the truth, and by the law enacted
deserves to go free and pass over the bridge; but if they don't hang him, then he has sworn falsely, and by the same law deserves to be hanged.
The very circumstances which inflict on you, as a principal in the tragic scene enacted
here, such painful emotions, are to me, on the contrary, a source of something like contentment, and serve but to enhance the value of this dwelling in my estimation.
Then his father turned to the 'shaving' scene which was being enacted
, and roared with laughter.
de Mazarin, a scene of another sort was being enacted
in those apartments.
I cannot tell what was the association of idea," observed he, very tranquilly, and as if he had never tasted wine in his life, "but just after your majesty, had struck the girl and thrown the wine in her face -- just after your majesty had done this, and while the parrot was making that odd noise outside the window, there came into my mind a capital diversion -- one of my own country frolics -- often enacted
among us, at our masquerades: but here it will be new altogether.
I find it difficult even to write; my hands shake so that they are not under control, and I am trembling all over with memory of the horrors we saw enacted
before our eyes.
The scene you are witnessing now is but a repetition of what I have seen enacted
a score of times during the fifteen years I have been a prisoner here.
In another instant the banths would be upon me, but I could not force my gaze from the features of the red girl, for I knew that her expression meant anything but the enjoyment of the grim tragedy that would so soon be enacted
below her; there was some deeper, hidden meaning which I sought to solve.
In others the supreme council is composed of the different magistrates, and they succeed to the offices of the community by proper divisions of tribes, wards, and other very small proportions, till every one in his turn goes through them: nor does the whole community ever meet together, without it is when new laws are enacted
, or some national affair is debated, or to hear what the magistrates have to propose to them.
Then the first individual tragedy was enacted
before every eye.
The tragedy was finished; there lay the corpse, and we had not yet realised that it had been enacted
It was upon the marble table that the mystery was to be enacted
, as usual.
So it was that from the second day out from Freetown John Clayton and his young wife witnessed scenes upon the deck of the Fuwalda such as they had believed were never enacted
outside the covers of printed stories of the sea.
Every now and then, by an effort, he would throw off the impression, and talk as if the matter were clear, but then his doubts would settle down upon him again, and his knitted brows and abstracted eyes would show that his thoughts had gone back once more to the great dining-room of the Abbey Grange, in which this midnight tragedy had been enacted
They had followed some such course in their thoughts too; they had been borne on, victors in the forefront of some triumphal car, spectators of a pageant enacted
for them, masters of life.