But insensibly all fears were dispersed; the surintendant, by hard traveling, placed such a distance between himself and his persecutors
, that no one of them could reasonably be expected to overtake him.
The iron-hearted Puritan, the relentless persecutor
, the grasping and strong-willed man was dead!
By an incredible effort of will I even raised myself up, but only to sink down again immediately, and to fall into the arms of my persecutor."
"However perfect master he was over himself, my persecutor allowed a movement of anger to escape him.
Turning his head, Wegg beheld his persecutor
, the ever-wakeful dustman, accoutred with fantail hat and velveteen smalls complete.
He knocked again, harder than before, for behind him he heard the steps and the labored breathing of his persecutors
. The same silence followed.
Chadband is attached to no particular denomination and is considered by his persecutors to have nothing so very remarkable to say on the greatest of subjects as to render his volunteering, on his own account, at all incumbent on his conscience; but he has his followers, and Mrs.
For Chadband is rather a consuming vessel--the persecutors say a gorging vessel--and can wield such weapons of the flesh as a knife and fork remarkably well.
The historian of the sect affirms that, by the wrath of Heaven, a blight fell upon the land in the vicinity of the "bloody town" of Boston, so that no wheat would grow there; and he takes his stand, as it were, among the graves of the ancient persecutors
, and triumphantly recounts the judgments that overtook them, in old age or at the parting hour.
He tore his way through his persecutors
, flinging one of them clear over the parapet; he bowled a horse and his rider down, and plunged straight for the next, got home with his horns, wounding both horse and man; on again, here and there and this way and that; and one after another he tore the bowels out of two horses so that they gushed to the ground, and ripped a third one so badly that although they rushed him to cover and shoved his bowels back and stuffed the rents with tow and rode him against the bull again, he couldn't make the trip; he tried to gallop, under the spur, but soon reeled and tottered and fell, all in a heap.
I laid some stress upon the kindness which the viceroy of Tigre had shown to us, and in particular to me; but was soon convinced that those hopes had no real foundation, for he was one of the most violent of our persecutors
. He seized upon all our lands, and, advancing with his troops to Fremona, blocked up the town.
"Madam, you could not remain in India, and your safety could only be assured by bringing you to such a distance that your persecutors
could not take you."
were sentenced to long terms in prison, where they were harshly treated; while no man, not a member of the favored unions, was permitted to carry weapons.
He hid his face in his burning hands, and feebly bemoaned his own weakness, and the cruelty of his persecutors
. A short pause, and he shouted out a few doggerel rhymes--the last he had ever learned.
A while we must leave Tom in the hands of his persecutors
, while we turn to pursue the fortunes of George and his wife, whom we left in friendly hands, in a farmhouse on the road-side.