For the penalty of unrighteousness is swifter than death; that penalty has already overtaken his accusers
as death will soon overtake him.
But an I would, I could not, for that the accuser
came masked by night, and told the forester, and straightway got him hence again, and so the forester knoweth him not.
If an angel appeared to that young man as an accuser
of Milady, he would take him, in the mental disposition in which he now found himself, for a messenger sent by the devil.
Charles listened with marked attention, passing over the insults, noting the grievances, and, when hatred overflowed all bounds and the accuser
turned executioner beforehand, replying with a smile of lofty scorn.
Her name is in these many mouths, her husband knows his wrongs, her shame will be published--may be spreading while she thinks about it--and in addition to the thunderbolt so long foreseen by her, so unforeseen by him, she is denounced by an invisible accuser
as the murderess of her enemy.
He had stood there like an accuser
, like a judge, not like a--a what?
And this cruel outward accuser
was there in the shape of a wife--nay, of a young bride, who, instead of observing his abundant pen-scratches and amplitude of paper with the uncritical awe of an elegant-minded canary-bird, seemed to present herself as a spy watching everything with a malign power of inference.
And the Woggle-Bug shall be the Public Accuser
, because he is so learned that no one can deceive him.
If I am mistaken," said the accuser
, "I shall gladly apologize; but before I do so first let monsieur le count explain the extra cards which I saw him drop into his side pocket.
The man and the woman stood face to face - the light badinage which had been passing between them suddenly ended - the man, with his sin stripped bare, mercilessly exposed, the woman, his accuser
, passionately eloquent, pouring out her scorn upon a mute victim.
I confess," said the Accuser
, "that in comparison with the rascally way in which you have conducted yourself on the Bench, the rascally way in which you got there does seem rather a trifle.
Recovering somewhat from my surprise at this astounding charge, I was half-minded to throttle the audacious accuser
, but was restrained by a sudden conviction that came to me in the light of a revelation.
Bid the chancellor and the sub-chancellor lead in the brothers according to age, together with brother John, the accused, and brother Ambrose, the accuser
The moderation with which he is described is remarkable, if he be the accuser
of Socrates, as is apparently indicated by his parting words.
If the widow could reproach herself with the smallest of shortcomings, she would not dare to utter a word; for if she did, she would pronounce her own condemnation, she would be at the same time her own accuser