He deemed it advisable, however, not to be too positive as to the date of the direful fact, and also to be uncertain whether it were perpetrated
by an Irishman and a mulatto, or by the son of Erin alone.
The comic verse-writers and the cartoonists took hold of it with screaming laughter, and in the personal columns of society weeklies jokes were perpetrated
on it to the effect that Charley Frensham told Archie Jennings, in confidence, that five lines of "Ephemera" would drive a man to beat a cripple, and that ten lines would send him to the bottom of the river.
One with a strong stomach and a hard head may be able to tolerate much of the unconscious and undeliberate cruelty and torture of the world that is perpetrated
in hot blood and stupidity.
Perhaps some new devilry of the gods was about to be perpetrated
The most harmless of Bixiou's jokes perpetrated
among the clerks was the one he played off upon Godard, presenting him with a butterfly just brought from China, which the worthy man keeps in his collection and exhibits to this day, blissfully unconscious that it is only painted paper.
He kept quiet no matter what injustice was perpetrated
on him, and really, I think, surprised his enemies.
The same woman who had perpetrated
the fraud, and who had persisted in the fraud until her benefactress had descended to become her accomplice.
And, while the next punctilious legal wrangle between the attorneys interrupted his tale of what happened in the Vendome, Carter Watson, without bitterness, amused and at the same time sad, saw rise before him the machine, large and small, that dominated his country, the unpunished and shameless grafts of a thousand cities perpetrated
by the spidery and vermin-like creatures of the machines.
If I were superstitious, I should be almost inclined to believe that some dreadful crime had been perpetrated
within these old walls, and that the place had never prospered since.
Was a more horrid deed ever perpetrated
, than that witnessed on the west coast by Byron, who saw a wretched mother pick up her bleeding dying infant-boy, whom her husband had mercilessly dashed on the stones for dropping a basket of sea-eggs
And further they are likely to have a bad effect on those who hear them; for everybody will begin to excuse his own vices when he is convinced that similar wickednesses are always being perpetrated
by-- The kindred of the gods, the relatives of Zeus, whose ancestral altar, the attar of Zeus, is aloft in air on the peak of Ida, and who have the blood of deities yet flowing in their veins.
Why, really,' replied the clergyman, 'it's a very slight affair; and the only excuse I have for having ever perpetrated
it is, that I was a young man at the time.