The convention might with propriety have meditated the punishment
of the Executive, for a deviation from the instructions of the Senate, or a want of integrity in the conduct of the negotiations committed to him; they might also have had in view the punishment
of a few leading individuals in the Senate, who should have prostituted their influence in that body as the mercenary instruments of foreign corruption: but they could not, with more or with equal propriety, have contemplated the impeachment and punishment
of two thirds of the Senate, consenting to an improper treaty, than of a majority of that or of the other branch of the national legislature, consenting to a pernicious or unconstitutional law -- a principle which, I believe, has never been admitted into any government.
Let a man do what he will, if he knows he's to bear the punishment himself, he isn't half so bad as a mean selfish coward as makes things easy t' himself and knows all the while the punishment 'll fall on somebody else.
There is no sort of wrong deed of which a man can bear the punishment alone; you can't isolate yourself and say that the evil which is in you shall not spread.
But for Defoe it was a triumph rather than a punishment
Then the third old man made the genius the same request as the other two had done, and the genius promised him the last third of the merchant's punishment
if his story surpassed both the others.
To Hell for life"--that is a foolish penalty: the culprit chooses the duration of his punishment
Devise me, then, the love which not only beareth all punishment
, but also all guilt!
When the gods administered punishment
they stood on their legs.
Thus she escaped not only punishment
, but even the pain of being arraigned before a court for her horrid crime.
That the mother threatened corporal punishment
, whereat the father tremblingly intervened.
To remit the punishment
of such crimes was, he said, to encourage them.
I am here because I carried the joke too far with a couple of cousins of mine, and with a couple of other cousins who were none of mine; in short, I carried the joke so far with them all that it ended in such a complicated increase of kindred that no accountant could make it clear: it was all proved against me, I got no favour, I had no money, I was near having my neck stretched, they sentenced me to the galleys for six years, I accepted my fate, it is the punishment
of my fault; I am a young man; let life only last, and with that all will come right.
Oh, it is impossible -- you must have saved some surer, more subtle and deadly poison than any other, that you might escape the punishment
that you deserve.
She hoped to marry him, and they continued together till she was obliged to be convinced that such hope was vain, and till the disappointment and wretchedness arising from the conviction rendered her temper so bad, and her feelings for him so like hatred, as to make them for a while each other's punishment
, and then induce a voluntary separation.
Seeing every where grave but composed features, and meeting in no eye any expression that threatened immediate violence, the miserable man began to revive; and, by the time he was seated in the wagon, his artful faculties were beginning to plot the expedients of parrying the just resentment of his kinsmen, or, if these should fail him, the means of escaping from a punishment
that his forebodings told him would be terrible.