The young man was tried and convicted of the crime; but either the circumstantial nature of the evidence, and possibly some lurking doubts in the breast of the executive, or" lastly--an argument of greater weight
in a republic than it could have been under a monarchy,--the high respectability and political influence of the criminal's connections, had availed to mitigate his doom from death to perpetual imprisonment.
In drawing them in he again felt a great weight
, so that he thought they were full of fish.
The best plan will be for them not to run," said another, "so that neither the thin man break down under the weight
, nor the fat one strip himself of his flesh; let half the wager be spent in wine, and let's take these gentlemen to the tavern where there's the best, and
This reflection must have great weight
in obviating that objection to the proposed plan, which is founded on the principle of expense; an objection, however, which, when we come to take a nearer view of it, will appear in every light to stand on mistaken ground.
The case of the treaty of peace with Britain adds great weight
to this reasoning.
of these rifles is comparatively little, and with the small caliber, explosive, radium projectiles which they use, and the great length of the barrel, they are deadly in the extreme and at ranges which would be unthinkable on Earth.
They say every year adds half a pound to the weight
of the bones," said another, lifting the feet.
They want humouring in handling; and if you mean to handle them well, they must have been humoured in the distribution of the weight
which you ask them to carry through the good and evil fortune of a passage.
One can easily imagine a situation," said Arthur, "where things would necessarily have no weight
, relatively to each other, though each would have its usual weight
, looked at by itself.
In the mean time I cautiously transferred myself from the limb down which I had been slipping to a couple of others that were near it, deeming two strings to my bow better than one, and taking care to test their strength before I trusted my weight
of the chest was so great that the clerk was obliged to get the coachman to assist him with it.
of the whole machine and apparatus was seventeen pounds - leaving about four pounds to spare.