Fardorougha, The Miser

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Carleton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868* edition. Excerpt: ...touching. When he sat down, after having been sworn, and feebly Wiped the dew from his thin temples, many eyes were already filled with tears. When the question was put to him if he remembered the night laid in the indictment, he replied that he did. "Did the prisoner at the bar sleep at home on that night?" The old man looked into the face of the counsel with such an eye of deprecating entreaty, as shook the voice in which the question was repeated. He then turned about, and, taking a long gaze at his son, rose up, and, extending his hands to the judges, exclaimed: "My lords, my lords! he is my only so a--my only child!" These words were followed by a pause in the business fi the court, and a dead silence of mure than a minute. If justiee," said the judge, "could on any occasion waive her claim to a subordinate link in the te timony she requires, it would certainly be in a easa Bo painful and affecting as this. Still, we cannot permit personal feeling, however amiable, or domestic attachment, however strong, to impede her progress when redressing public wrong. Although the duty be painful, and we admit that such a duty is one of unexampled agony, yet it must be complied with; and you consequently will answer the question which the counsel has put to you. The interests of society require such sacrifices, and they must be made.'.' The old man kept his eyes fixed on the judge while he spoke, but when he had ceased he again fixed them on his son. "My lord," he exclaimed again, with clasped hands, "I can't,I can't!" "There is nothing criminal, or improper, or sinful in it," replied the judge; "on the contrary, it is your duty, both as a Christian and a man. Remember, you have this moment sworn to tell the truth, and the whole truth;...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868* edition. Excerpt: ...touching. When he sat down, after having been sworn, and feebly Wiped the dew from his thin temples, many eyes...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217835244

ISBN - 13:9780217835244

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