for even within these accursed walls, where, as thou well sayest, guilt shrouds itself in inscrutable mystery, even there has the name of Cedric been sounded and I, wretched and degraded, have rejoiced to think that there yet breathed an avenger of our unhappy nation.
``And thou, creature of guilt and misery,'' said Cedric, ``what became thy lot on the death of thy ravisher?''
``I am no priest,'' said Cedric, turning with disgust from this miserable picture of guilt, wretchedness, and despair; ``I am no priest, though I wear a priest's garment.''
``hast thou borne up and endured to live through so much guilt and so much misery, and wilt thou now yield to despair when thine eyes are opened to thy crimes, and when repentance were thy fitter occupation?''
The person to whom I addressed myself added that Justine had already confessed her guilt. "That evidence," he observed, "was hardly required in so glaring a case, but I am glad of it, and, indeed, none of our judges like to condemn a criminal upon circumstantial evidence, be it ever so decisive."
I am not one of your enemies, I believed you guiltless, notwithstanding every evidence, until I heard that you had yourself declared your guilt. That report, you say, is false; and be assured, dear Justine, that nothing can shake my confidence in you for a moment, but your own confession."
The great black forest -- stern as it showed itself to those who brought the guilt
and troubles of the world into its bosom -- became the playmate of the lonely infant, as well as it knew how.
She confined herself, or tried to confine herself, to the simple, indubitable family misery which must envelop all, if it were indeed a matter of certified guilt
and public exposure.
Our son, our innocent boy, on whom His anger fell before his birth, is in this place in peril of his life-- brought here by your guilt; yes, by that alone, as Heaven sees and knows, for he has been led astray in the darkness of his intellect, and that is the terrible consequence of your crime.'
And in the Tower, in a dreary room whose thick stone walls shut out the hum of life, and made a stillness which the records left by former prisoners with those silent witnesses seemed to deepen and intensify; remorseful for every act that had been done by every man among the cruel crowd; feeling for the time their guilt his own, and their lives put in peril by himself; and finding, amidst such reflections, little comfort in fanaticism, or in his fancied call; sat the unhappy author of all--Lord George Gordon.
I say, he is keeping from you the confession of his guilt
. You say, he is keeping from you information which may fasten the guilt
on some other person.
We are above guilt
! Those guilt
trips are yours to bear!' And so at every railway station, watch old men and women, who've served this country well, brought up children through hard work, now, struggling with hardly any income, glancing with guilty eyes at their railway ticket, reeling under a burden of guilt
the government has so callously thrust on them, while they themselves ride guilt
free despite their guilt
A list of survivor's guilt
warning signs include obsessive qualities; rethinking the trauma or event that occurred; only wanting to talk about the event; hiding feelings; pretending everything is okay; isolation; not sleeping or eating; poor concentration at work or school; not feeling like themselves anymore; really out of sorts--emotionally and physically.
A reader discusses her guilt
of living away from her parents.
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