GRIFFITH GAUNT: OR JEASOUSLY (Google eBook)

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1873
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Page 119 - She held up her hand, and he recited the indictment, which charged that, not having the fear of God before her eyes, but being moved by the instigation of the Devil...
Page 119 - You shall well and truly try, and true deliverance make, between our sovereign lord the king and the prisoner at the bar, whom you shall have in charge, and a true verdict give, according to the evidence. So help you God.
Page 36 - Griffith and bowed in a short, business-like way ; seated himself in the horse-shoe aforesaid, and began to read the will aloud. It was a lengthy document, and there is nothing to be gained by repeating every line of it. I pick out a clause here and there. " I, Septimus Charlton, of Hernshaw Castle and Bolton Grange, in the county of Cumberland, Esquire, being of sound mind, memory, and understanding — thanks be to God — do make this my last will and testament as follows : — First I commit...
Page 36 - To my wife's cousin, Griffith Gaunt, I give and bequeath the sum of two thousand pounds, the same to be paid to him within one calendar month from the date of my decease. " And as to all my messuages, or tenements, farms, lands, hereditaments, and real estate, of what nature or what, kind soever, and wheresoever situate, together with all my moneys, mortgages, chattels, furniture, plate, pictures, wine, liquors, horses, carriages, stock, and all the rest, residue, and remainder of my personal estate...
Page 5 - Then I say they are my doors, not yours ; and that holy man shall brighten them whenever he will." If to strike an adversary dumb is the tongue's triumph, Mrs. Gaunt was victorious ; for Griffith gasped, but did not reply. They faced each other, pale with fury ; but no more words. No : an ominous silence succeeded this lamentable...
Page 46 - Le bruit est pour le fat, la plainte est pour le sot, L'honnête homme trompé s'éloigne et ne dit mot.
Page 78 - IN vain you tell your parting lover, You wish fair winds may waft him over. Alas ! what winds can happy prove, That bear me far from what I love ? Alas ! what dangers on the main Can equal those that I sustain, From slighted vows, and cold disdain?
Page 53 - t is no more than cheating a froward child into taking 's physic." Mrs. Gaunt got into her carriage and went home, thinking all the way. What she had heard filled her with feelings strangely but sweetly composed of veneration and pity. In that Leonard was a great orator and a high-minded priest, she revered him ; in that he was solitary and sad, she pitied him ; in that he wanted common sense, she felt like a mother, and must take him under her wing. All true women love to protect ; perhaps it is...
Page 119 - ... an assault upon one Griffith Gaunt, Esq., and him, the said Griffith Gaunt, did with force and arms assassinate and do to death, against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity. After reading the indictment, the Clerk of Arraigns turned to the prisoner, "How sayest thou, Catherine Gaunt, art thou guilty of the felony and murder whereof thou standest indicted — or not guilty ?" " I am not guilty." " Culprit, how wilt thou be tried ?" " Culprit I am none, but only accused :...
Page 68 - And so was proceeding, with well-acted and catching warmth, to dig as dangerous a pit for Mrs. Gaunt as ever was dug for any lady ; for whatever Mrs. Gaunt had been betrayed into saying, this Ryder would have used without mercy, and with diabolical skill. Yes, it was a pit, and the lady's tender heart pushed her towards it, and her fiery temper drew her towards it. Yet she escaped it this time. The dignity, delicacy, and pride, that is oftener found in these old families than out of them, saved her...

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