Mademoiselle, you will not repent it, and I will serve you well.
’Don’t let me ever see you nowheres within forty mile of London, or you’ll repent it.’
Whether in a late repentance, whether in the first association that comes back upon him, he puts his hands together as a child does when it says its prayers, and raising them towards her breast, bows down his head, and cries.
The same wan day peeps in at Sir Leicester pardoning the repentant country in a majestically condescending dream; and at the cousins entering on various public employments, principally receipt of salary; and at the chaste Volumnia, bestowing a dower of fifty thousand pounds upon a hideous old general with a mouth of false teeth like a pianoforte too full of keys, long the admiration of Bath and the terror of every other community.
"Of repentance or remorse or any feeling of mine," Lady Dedlock presently proceeds, "I say not a word.
"You won’t repent it, George.
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Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.