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The petition had been largely signed; many tearful and eloquent meetings had been held, and a committee of sappy women been appointed to go in deep mourning and wail around the governor, and implore him to be a merciful ass and trample his duty under foot.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
In it was the petition to the Emperor drawn up by the auditor, in which Denisov, without alluding to the offenses of the commissariat officials, simply asked for pardon.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Micawber, about this time, composed a petition to the House of Commons, praying for an alteration in the law of imprisonment for debt.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
My fears, however, were groundless, for he held up his two hands imploringly, and made his petition in a moving manner.
Why, Scarlett, when folks heard he was intending to go to Virginia as an army surgeon, all the ladies signed a petition begging him to stay here.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
When a great office is vacant, either by death or disgrace (which often happens,) five or six of those candidates petition the emperor to entertain his majesty and the court with a dance on the rope; and whoever jumps the highest, without falling, succeeds in the office.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
But the petition was already breathed, nor could all the narrow prejudices of her sect induce Rebecca to wish it recalled.
If they did so, and their advice was followed persistently the convention would not need to petition the Legislature to repeal the law or raise money to file a suit.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett Context
He saw before him an officer delegated to enforce the law, and perfectly well knew that it would be as unavailing to seek pity from a magistrate decked with his official scarf, as to address a petition to some cold marble effigy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Every one was speechless with surprise at seeing a man there, but Ulysses began at once with his petition.
He trembled, and his face glowed: all his rudeness and all his surly harshness had deserted him: he could not summon courage, at first, to utter a syllable in reply to her questioning look, and her murmured petition.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context