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  • Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The remorseless sea of turbulently swaying shapes, voices of vengeance, and faces hardened in the furnaces of suffering until the touch of pity could make no mark on them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There could have been no such Revolution, if all laws, forms, and ceremonies, had not first been so monstrously abused, that the suicidal vengeance of the Revolution was to scatter them all to the winds.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The dead man disposed of, and the crowd being under the necessity of providing some other entertainment for itself, another brighter genius (or perhaps the same) conceived the humour of impeaching casual passers-by, as Old Bailey spies, and wreaking vengeance on them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • (There was a time in my imprisonment, when my desire for vengeance was unbearable.) Whether it was a son who would never know his father's story; who might even live to weigh the possibility of his father's having disappeared of his own will and act.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Hark!" said The Vengeance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "She is an Angel!" said The Vengeance, and embraced her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Ah, my cherished!" cried The Vengeance; and embraced her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Vengeance followed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Vengeance, also, highly approved.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "We have seen nothing else," returned The Vengeance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Both the women followed; the second woman being The Vengeance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "No; nor will she miss now," cries The Vengeance, petulantly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Ay! Louder, Vengeance, much louder, and still she will scarcely hear thee.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On one of the fore-most chairs, stands The Vengeance, looking about for her friend.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Vengeance assisted in the conversation, like a regular member of the establishment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Louder yet, Vengeance, with a little oath or so added, and yet it will hardly bring her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Vengeance stooped, and the jar of a drum was heard as she moved it at her feet behind the counter.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was The Vengeance who, amidst the warm commendations of the audience, thus assisted the proceedings.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Saint Antoine slept, the Defarges slept: even The Vengeance slept with her starved grocer, and the drum was at rest.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "There is no better," the voluble Vengeance protested in her shrill notes, "in France."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Much influence around him, has that Doctor?" murmured Madame Defarge, smiling to The Vengeance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I willingly obey the orders of my Chief," said The Vengeance with alacrity, and kissing her cheek.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The short, rather plump wife of a starved grocer, and the mother of two children withal, this lieutenant had already earned the complimentary name of The Vengeance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A moment afterwards, and a throng of people came pouring round the corner by the prison wall, in the midst of whom was the wood-sawyer hand in hand with The Vengeance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The President rang his bell; but, The Vengeance, warming with encouragement, shrieked, "I defy that bell!" wherein she was likewise much commended.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Defarges, husband and wife, The Vengeance, and Jacques Three, were in the first press, and at no great distance from him in the Hall.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Vengeance and Jacques Three vied with each other in their fervent protestations that she was the most admirable and marvellous of witnesses.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Vengeance and the Juryman, looking after her as she walked away, were highly appreciative of her fine figure, and her superb moral endowments.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In that same juncture of time when the Fifty-Two awaited their fate Madame Defarge held darkly ominous council with The Vengeance and Jacques Three of the Revolutionary Jury.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The lady in question, whose rooted conviction that she was more than a match for any foreigner, was not to be shaken by distress and, danger, appeared with folded arms, and observed in English to The Vengeance, whom her eyes first encountered, "Well, I am sure, Boldface! I hope you are pretty well!"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Vengeance, as custodian of the drum, could have wakened him up and had the same speech out of him as before the Bastille fell, or old Foulon was seized; not so with the hoarse tones of the men and women in Saint Antoine's bosom.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Instantly Madame Defarge's knife was in her girdle; the drum was beating in the streets, as if it and a drummer had flown together by magic; and The Vengeance, uttering terrific shrieks, and flinging her arms about her head like all the forty Furies at once, was tearing from house to house, rousing the women.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The amiable Vengeance added, with a laugh, "Yes, my faith!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "See you then, Jacques," said Madame Defarge, wrathfully; "and see you, too, my little Vengeance; see you both!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I cry with vexation and disappointment!" As The Vengeance descends from her elevation to do it, the tumbrils begin to discharge their loads.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Be sure you are there, my soul," said The Vengeance, calling after her, for she had already turned into the street, "before the tumbrils arrive!"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Peace, little Vengeance," said Madame Defarge, laying her hand with a slight frown on her lieutenant's lips, "hear me speak.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Madame Defarge beckoned the Juryman and The Vengeance a little nearer to the door, and there expounded her further views to them thus: "She will now be at home, awaiting the moment of his death.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Send other women up and down to seek her, lingering somewhere; and yet, although the messengers have done dread deeds, it is questionable whether of their own wills they will go far enough to find her! "Bad Fortune!" cries The Vengeance, stamping her foot in the chair, "and here are the tumbrils! And Evremonde will be despatched in a wink, and she not here! See her knitting in my hand, and her empty chair ready for her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Defarge had but sprung over a railing and a table, and folded the miserable wretch in a deadly embrace—Madame Defarge had but followed and turned her hand in one of the ropes with which he was tied—The Vengeance and Jacques Three were not yet up with them, and the men at the windows had not yet swooped into the Hall, like birds of prey from their high perches—when the cry seemed to go up, all over the city, "Bring him out!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Madame Defarge looked, coldly as ever, at the suppliant, and said, turning to her friend The Vengeance: "The wives and mothers we have been used to see, since we were as little as this child, and much less, have not been greatly considered?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If he had given any utterance to his, and they were prophetic, they would have been these: "I see Barsad, and Cly, Defarge, The Vengeance, the Juryman, the Judge, long ranks of the new oppressors who have risen on the destruction of the old, perishing by this retributive instrument, before it shall cease out of its present use.  (not reviewed by editor)

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