Instead of the palest, and wretchedest
, and puniest imp in the world (as his own mother confessed him to be, when Ceres first took him in charge), he was now a strapping baby, crowing, laughing, kicking up his heels, and rolling from one end of the room to the other.
they're traitors and the wretchedest
kind of traitors - belly traitors.
The installment begins: "At night too, when not occupied with other cares, he went prying and peering about, threading that dirtiest and wretchedest
section of the city, between Chatham and Centre streets, pausing frequently, and gazing hither and thither.
is the wretchedest
form of government," and "a tyrant grows worse from having power: he becomes and is of necessity more jealous, more faithless, more unjust, more friendless, more impious, than he was at first; he is the purveyor and cherisher of every sort of vice.
In answer to the first question that the Chorus poses to her--"Electra, child of the wretchedest
of mothers, why with ceaseless lament do you waste away, sorrowing for one long dead?
Cerinthus read and mused; one added this: "If Christ, as thou affirmest, be of men Mere man, the first and best but nothing more,-- Account Him, for reward of what He was, Now and for ever, wretchedest
carrying them beyond the stage of conscious falsehood into a belief in their own illusions, and reducing them to the wretchedest
of possible conditions, that of being insincerely sincere'.
I am the wretchedest
of creatures in the desert too," he adds, "and Canaan is perforce my only Promised land, for no third place exists for mankind.