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His doubts did not arise from the possible relations of the event to Joshua Rigg's destiny, which belonged to the unmapped regions not taken under the providential government, except perhaps in an imperfect colonial way; but they arose from reflecting that this dispensation too might be a chastisement for himself, as Mr.
However, whether for sanction or for chastisement, Mr.
Bulstrode's subversion as an instrument of good; but the threat must have been permitted, and was a chastisement of a new kind.
That the problematical chastisement became to David an object of romantic interest.
I am a copying-clerk at the police-office; and you know you cannot insult any belonging to the constabulary force without a chastisement.
He said, "If the boy had stolen the bird, none would have been more ready to vote for a severe chastisement than himself; but it was plain that was not his design:" and, indeed, it was as apparent to him, that he could have no other view but what he had himself avowed.
I may believe that it will be good for my country to suffer a little chastisement.
That union can only be severed by a crime, and a crime of that nature brings its own chastisement.
As to private considerations, I confess that if these vagabonds WOULD make some riotous demonstration (which does not appear impossible), and WOULD inflict some little chastisement on Haredale as a not inactive man among his sect, it would be extremely agreeable to my feelings, and would amuse me beyond measure.
The dwarf taking no heed of this adjuration, Mr Swiveller advanced with the view of inflicting upon him condign chastisement.