The divine tribunal had changed its aspect for him; self-prostration was no longer enough, and he must bring restitution in his hand.
It was really before his God that Bulstrode was about to attempt such restitution as seemed possible: a great dread had seized his susceptible frame, and the scorching approach of shame wrought in him a new spiritual need.
But Mr. Bulstrode had to-night followed the order of his emotions; he entertained no doubt that the opportunity for restitution had come, and he had an overpowering impulse towards the penitential expression by which he was deprecating chastisement.
That change of plan and shifting of interest which Bulstrode stated or betrayed in his conversation with Lydgate, had been determined in him by some severe experience which he had gone through since the epoch of Mr. Larcher’s sale, when Raffles had recognized Will Ladislaw, and when the banker had in vain attempted an act of restitution which might move Divine Providence to arrest painful consequences.
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He has allowed us, and by ’us’ I mean the Fishers and the Bauers, to approach all of you with a plan to make restitution.
Edward Bloor -- Tangerine
"No, your excellency," returned Bertuccio; "it was a vendetta followed by restitution."