At the Mercy of Tiberius

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A.L. Burt Company, 1887 - American fiction - 537 pages
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A girl is falsely accused of killing her grandfather.

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Page 277 - To the same astute and unchanging race, whose relentless code of jurisprudence demanded ' an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life...
Page 387 - JUST as I am, without one plea But that Thy Blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come...
Page 393 - We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.
Page 202 - The thunders roar above me. See, I stand Like one bewildered! Father, take my hand, And through the gloom Lead safely home Thy child! The day goes fast, my Father! and the night Is drawing darkly down. My faithless sight Sees ghostly visions. Fears, a spectral band, Encompass me. O Father! take my hand, And from the night Lead up to light Thy child!
Page 3 - Tis Providence alone secures In every change both mine and yours : Safety consists not in escape From dangers of a frightful shape ; An earthquake may be bid to spare The man that's strangled by a hair. Fate steals along with silent tread, Found oftenest in what least we dread, Frowns in the storm with angry brow, But in the sunshine strikes the blow.
Page 281 - The force of circumstantial evidence being exclusive in its nature, and the mere coincidence of the hypothesis with the circumstances being, in the abstract, insufficient, unless they exclude every other supposition, it is essential to inquire with the most scrupulous attention what other hypotheses there may be which may agree wholly or partially with the facts in evidence.
Page 278 - Then there was what was called the lactees, consisting of two men, one of whom stood at the door of the court with a red flag in his hand, and the other sat on a white horse some distance on the road that led to the place of execution. Each of these men continually cried the name of the criminal, his crime...

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