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Innocence

Inquisitiveness (See CURIOSITY.)
Insanity (See MADNESS.)
Adam and Eve
naked in Eden; knew no shame. [O.T.: Genesis 2:25]
Arjuna
Sanskrit name means sinless. [Hindu Myth.: Benét, 50]
Babes in the Wood
innocent children are lost in the wood and die. [Br. Lit.: Babes in the Wood, Walsh Classical, 42]
basin and ewer
Pilate’s guiltlessness signified by washing of hands. [N.T.: Matthew 27:24]
Budd, Billy
friendly sailor; held in warm affection by crew. [Am. Lit.: Billy Budd]
Christabel
free of evil. [Br. Lit.: “Christabel” in Walsh Modern, 95]
Cinderella
with fairy godmother’s aid, poor maligned girl wins prince’s heart. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Cinderella]
Cio-Cio-San
believes marriage to Pinkerton is real. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Westerman, 357]
daisy
symbol of blamelessness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173; Kunz, 328]
Delano, Amasa
naive, goodhearted captain rescues captive captain from mutineers. [Am. Lit.: Benito Cereno]
Desdemona
blamelessness martyred through slander. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Hallyard, St
. Norwegian martyred in defense of guiltless woman. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 165]
Heidi
has instinct for goodness. [Children’s Lit.: Heidi]
Imogen
chaste wife unjustly suspected by Postumus of unfaithfulness. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Cymbeline]
lamb
attribute of young woman; personification of guiltlessness. [Art: Hall, 161]
Minnie
female saloonkeeper in mining town; never been kissed. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Girl of the Golden West, Westerman, 360–361]
Pedro
in marrying former mistress of enemy. [Ger. Opera: d’Albert, Tief land, Westerman, 371–374]
Pinch, Tom
guileless, with unbounded goodness of heart. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
Rima
beautiful jungle girl, lover of birds and animals, knows neither evil nor guile. [Br. Lit.: Hudson Green Mansions in Magill I, 333]
Susanna
unjustly condemned for adultery; later acquitted. [Apocrypha: Daniel and Susanna]
References in classic literature ?
Several strange facts combined against her, which might have staggered anyone who had not such proof of her innocence as I had.
But I do not pretend that my protestations should acquit me; I rest my innocence on a plain and simple explanation of the facts which have been adduced against me, and I hope the character I have always borne will incline my judges to a favourable interpretation where any circumstance appears doubtful or suspicious."
Godfrey Ablewhite was in this house not two hours since, and that his entire innocence of all concern in the disappearance of the Moonstone was proclaimed by Miss Verinder herself, in the strongest language I ever heard used by a young lady in my life.
I evaded all her moves; but when at last I decided to give her a hearing, I confess it needed all my cynicism to resist her air of innocence, of pathetic devotion.
I am not fit to be a member of your household, I am not worthy to live with the honest people who serve you, while my innocence is in doubt.
"He denies that it is possible for you or for anybody to believe in his innocence," the Major replied.
The servant could now easily prove his innocence; and the king, to make amends for the wrong, allowed him to ask a favour, and promised him the best place in the court that he could wish for.
When the Tin Woodman sat down no one applauded him, for his arguments had not been very convincing and few believed that he had proved Eureka's innocence. As for the Jury, the members whispered to each other for a few minutes and then they appointed the Hungry Tiger their spokesman.