"Art thou come, by chance, cruel
basilisk of these mountains, to see if in thy presence blood will flow from the wounds of this wretched being thy cruelty has robbed of life; or is it to exult over the cruel
work of thy humours that thou art come; or like another pitiless Nero to look down from that height upon the ruin of his Rome in embers; or in thy arrogance to trample on this ill-fated corpse, as the ungrateful daughter trampled on her father Tarquin's?
And the Arthur who had spoken to her and looked at her in this way, who was present with her now--whose arm she felt round her, his cheek against hers, his very breath upon her--was the cruel
Arthur who had written that letter, that letter which she snatched and crushed and then opened again, that she might read it once more.
In my case it was love--love of the divine Dejah Thoris; and the cause of the Thark's great and sudden love of life I could not fathom, for it is oftener that they seek death than life--these strange, cruel
, loveless, unhappy people.
Phaidor's pleasure had been due to her realization of what this last cruel
blow would mean to me, as well as to a partial satisfaction of her jealous hatred for the Princess of Helium.
What is fair and honourable ought then to take place in education of what is fierce and cruel
: for it is not a wolf, nor any other wild beast, which will brave any noble danger, but rather a good man.
no, no,(exclaimed Sophia) I cannot go to Newgate; I shall not be able to support the sight of my Augustus in so cruel
a confinement--my feelings are sufficiently shocked by the RECITAL, of his Distress, but to behold it will overpower my Sensibility." As I perfectly agreed with her in the Justice of her Sentiments the Postilion was instantly directed to return into the Country.
"I know how I have deceived and injured you; I know how cruel
and cowardly I have been.
After five thousand years the expression of the withered face and the eyeless sockets retained the aspect of horrid fear to such an extent, that Gahan knew that he was looking upon the body of O-Mai the Cruel
It was not that he was more cruel
or more savage than they that they hated him, for though he was both cruel
and savage as were the beasts, his fellows, yet too was he often tender, which they never were.