They attend with Pharisaical strictness to the outward forms of religion, and at the same time neglect the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, CHAPTER XI Reading
My nets are closing upon him, even as his are upon Sir Henry, and with your help he is already almost at my mercy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 12. Death on the Moor Reading
Believe me, there are only the two plans I have proposed to you; forgive my vanity, and tell me which you prefer.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 73. The Promise Reading
I knew nothing of this engagement, of this love, yet I, her father, forgive you, for I see that your grief is real and deep; and besides my own sorrow is too great for anger to find a place in my heart.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 103. Maximilian Reading
Plaints made in common are almost prayers, and prayers where two or three are gathered together invoke the mercy of heaven.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27 Reading
The mandaia [*] never fails, never trembles, never strikes thirty times ineffectually, like the soldier who beheaded the Count of Chalais, and to whose tender mercy Richelieu had doubtless recommended the sufferer.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 35. La Mazzolata Reading
At first, perhaps, he did not recognize the infinite mercy of the Lord, but at last he took patience and waited.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 113. The Past Reading
At the same instant Aramis placed his sword point on the breast of his fallen enemy, and forced him to ask for mercy.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 5 THE KING'S MUSKETEERS AND THE CARDINAL'S GUARDS Reading
His ears had perceived sounds without comprehending them; he might have been executed at that moment without his making a single gesture in his own defense or uttering a cry to implore mercy.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 14 THE MAN OF MEUNG Reading
The stranger placed the point of his sword at his throat; and Monsieur Porthos, finding himself at the mercy of his adversary, acknowledged himself conquered.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 25 PORTHOS Reading
The Chevalier de Rochefort cast a glance backward, and saw that Porthos and Aramis had placed themselves between him and the gate; he understood that he was completely at the mercy of these four men.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 67 CONCLUSION Reading
Simon very mercifully and thank our stars that we are never likely to find ourselves in the same position.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR Reading
You remember that last night, when I came through that door, I begged and prayed you for mercy, and you laughed in my face as you are trying to laugh now, only your coward heart cannot keep your lips from twitching.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON Reading
When the Council of the Home questioned us, we looked upon the faces of the Council, but there was no curiosity in those faces, and no anger, and no mercy.
In the matter of truth and high honour I do not believe that the average Frenchman is ahead of the American Negro; while so far as mercy and kindness to dumb animals go, I believe that my race is far ahead.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography, Chapter XVI. Reading
Then he said that he had spoken in a light manner, and he hoped that if he had made a mistake in doing so on so grave, so momentous, an occasion for him, I would forgive him.
Westenra; I should never forgive myself if any act of mine, were it even a negative one, brought harm on poor dear Lucy.
If, then, we can come on board after sunrise, he is at our mercy; for we can open the box and make sure of him, as we did of poor Lucy, before he wakes.
We may then arrive in time; for if he escape not at night we shall come on him in daytime, boxed up and at our mercy; for he dare not be his true self, awake and visible, lest he be discovered.
By this time the gypsies, seeing themselves covered by the Winchesters, and at the mercy of Lord Godalming and Dr.