The ordinary of Newgate came to me, and talked a little in his way, but all his divinity ran upon confessing my crime, as he called it (though he knew not what I was in for), making a full discovery, and the like, without which he told me God would never forgive me; and he said so little to the purpose, that I had no manner of consolation from him; and then to observe the poor creature preaching confession and repentance to me in the morning, and find him drunk with brandy and spirits by noon, this had something in it so shocking, that I began to nauseate the man more than his work, and his work too by degrees, for the sake of the man; so that I desired him to trouble me no more.
I was sorry (as before) for being in Newgate, but had very few signs of repentance about me.
I had weight of guilt upon me enough to sink any creature who had the least power of reflection left, and had any sense upon them of the happiness of this life, of the misery of another; then I had at first remorse indeed, but no repentance; I had now neither remorse nor repentance.
He therefore dismissed her with assurances that he would very soon remove her out of the reach of that obloquy she had incurred; concluding with some additional documents, in which he recommended repentance
, saying, "Consider, child, there is one still to reconcile yourself to, whose favour is of much greater importance to you than mine.
If she can do that--for conscience' sake, and for pity's sake--to her own prejudice, to her own shame, to her own loss--then her repentance
has nobly revealed the noble nature that is in her; then she is a woman to be trusted, respected, beloved
It was a characteristic feature in this repentance
, that I was fain to ask what these two men had done, to be there at all.
That, and thy repentance
, may avail to take the scarlet letter off thy breast.
He had not the usual resource of bigots in that superstitious period, most of whom were wont to atone for the crimes they were guilty of by liberality to the church, stupefying by this means their terrors by the idea of atonement and forgiveness; and although the refuge which success thus purchased, was no more like to the peace of mind which follows on sincere repentance, than the turbid stupefaction procured by opium resembles healthy and natural slumbers, it was still a state of mind preferable to the agonies of awakened remorse.
The fever of his body aided the impatience and agony of his mind, and his death-bed exhibited a mixture of the newly awakened feelings of horror, combating with the fixed and inveterate obstinacy of his disposition; a fearful state of mind, only to be equalled in those tremendous regions, where there are complaints without hope, remorse without repentance, a dreadful sense of present agony, and a presentiment that it cannot cease or be diminished!
Tom went to bed that night planning vengeance against Alfred Temple; for with shame and repentance
Becky had told him all, not forgetting her own treachery; but even the longing for vengeance had to give way, soon, to pleasanter musings, and he fell asleep at last with Becky's latest words lingering dreamily in his ear --
If it had been possible, Miss Manette, that you could have returned the love of the man you see before yourself--flung away, wasted, drunken, poor creature of misuse as you know him to be--he would have been conscious this day and hour, in spite of his happiness, that he would bring you to misery, bring you to sorrow and repentance
, blight you, disgrace you, pull you down with him.
He reportedly applied the active repentance
principle and repaid some Pound 2 million which he received via excessive VAT refunds, the Aktuality.
is ultimately the goal that we all seek.
ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has remarked ' there is concept of repentance
after commission of mistake but mistake and sin will have to be admitted before offering repentance
and then dishonesty will have to be admitted before public as well.
Mathew Onyilo has urged Nigerians to shun false religious obligation and embrace genuine repentance
that will transform their lives to become good citizens of the country.