But in these supplementary memoirs, wherein I pledged myself to extenuate
nothing more that I might have to tell of Raffles, it is only fair that I should make as clean a breast of my own baseness.
It is manifest that, pricked by remorse--for my client is religious, in his way, and has a conscience, as I shall prove later--and desiring to extenuate
his sin as far as possible, he has tried six times at least to substitute lay nourishment for clerical.
It was a small estate that brought in no profit," replied Prince Andrew, trying to extenuate
his action so as not to irritate the old man uselessly.
Da Souza entered presently, apologetic and abject, prepared at the same time to extenuate
I am so determined to love him, so intensely anxious to excuse his errors, that I am continually dwelling upon them, and labouring to extenuate
the loosest of his principles and the worst of his practices, till I am familiarised with vice, and almost a partaker in his sins.