Strangers, however, and the poor, may pluck for themselves the fruit from my tree: thus doth it cause less shame
But in their great mercy and tenderness of heart they have doomed Mistress Prynne to stand only a space of three hours on the platform of the pillory, and then and thereafter, for the remainder of her natural life to wear a mark of shame upon her bosom.
This last attribute, however, had been less carefully developed than his intellectual gifts, and was, in truth, rather a matter of shame than self-congratulation with him.
Truly, as I sought to convince him, the shame lay in the commission of the sin, and not in the showing of it forth.
It certainly is a sin and a shame
that they are not eaten at the right time!' She ran to the window, to see if the master was not coming with his guest, but she saw no one, and went back to the fowls and thought:
Milady, with a rapid gesture, opened her robe, tore the cambric that covered her bosom, and red with feigned anger and simulated shame, showed the young man the ineffaceable impression which dishonored that beautiful shoulder.
Milady concealed her face in her hands, as if she could not endure the shame which this name recalled to her.
"Oh, death, death!" said she, lowering her voice and her eyelids, "oh, death, rather than shame! Felton, my brother, my friend, I conjure you!"
Because I guess you still got some natural shame in you a-runnin' with a prizefighter.
It's a shame, a blamed shame, that's what it is." He shrugged his shoulders.
"Yes, these kisses--that is what has been bought by this shame. Yes, and one hand, which will always be mine--the hand of my accomplice." She lifted up that hand and kissed it.
She felt that at that moment she could not put into words the sense of shame, of rapture, and of horror at this stepping into a new life, and she did not want to speak of it, to vulgarize this feeling by inappropriate words.
The meat of them has been transmuted in the alembic of Martin Eden's mind and poured into 'The Shame of the Sun,' and one day Martin Eden will be famous, and not the least of his fame will rest upon that work.
She had been hurt to the quick, and her sensitive nature was quivering with the shame of it.
She was no longer beautiful; shame
had possession of her face, she was an ugly woman.