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Page 444 - THEY say that it is nothing, and that one does not suffer ; that it is a painless end, and that death has been much simplified by this invention. What about this six weeks of agony, and this death-rattle which lasts a whole day ? What about the indescribable agony of this day, which passes so slowly and yet so quickly ? What about this long ladder of tortures which leads up to the scaffold ? Apparently there is no suffering in all this.
Page 325 - ... orphan to death ? Do you punish him because in his childhood he crawled on the ground without prop or guide ? Do you impute to him as a crime the isolation in which you left him ? Of his misfortune you make a crime ! No one ever taught him to know what he was doing. The man does not know now. The fault is in his destiny, not ill him.
Page 309 - Greve ; some poor devil, driven by hunger to theft, and by theft to the rest of it ; the disinherited offspring of that cruel stepmother, society, whom the house of detention takes in charge at twelve years, the galleys at eighteen, and the scaffold at forty ; a poor unfortunate, who, with the aid of a school and a workshop, might have been made an honest, moral, useful man...