Surely, Duncan, those cruel murders, those terrific scenes of torture, of which we read and hear so much, are never acted
in the presence of such as he
You once before acted
as our escort--it was for a short but a happy time--will you accept a larger trust?
Without absolutely expressing a doubt whether the stalwart Puritan had acted
as a man of conscience and integrity throughout the proceedings which have been sketched, they, nevertheless, hinted that he was about to build his house over an unquiet grave.
In permitting this I have surely acted
a false part by the only man to whom the power was left me to be true
Like most old fashioned pulpits, it was a very lofty one, and since a regular stairs to such a height would, by its long angle with the floor, seriously contract the already small area of the chapel, the architect, it seemed, had acted
upon the hint of Father Mapple, and finished the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular side ladder, like those used in mounting a ship from a boat at sea.