confession of his guilt

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  • I say, he is keeping from you the confession of his guilt. Cited from The Law and the Lady, by Wilkie Collins
  • I could not save him, but he knew me, and gave me this paper, which is a confession of his guilt. Cited from Idle Hour Stories, by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  • "I have a letter, a long letter from her accomplice, containing a confession of his guilt and hers." Cited from Basil, by Wilkie Collins
  • "He wrote this letter to me, making a full confession of his guilt; and gave it to me, telling me not to open it unless he should not come back." Cited from Adventures of Jimmie Dale, by F. L. Packard
  • "The wretches in this neighborhood are wicked enough to say that his absence is a confession of his guilt." Cited from The Dead Alive, by Wilkie Collins
  • When he learned the nature of the evidence against him it seemed to fill him with a superstitious horror, which drew from him a full confession of his guilt, although, at first, he protested his innocence. Cited from The Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No. V, May, 1863, by Various
  • The gaoler, beholding this, detained the man and called in the magistrates, who extracted from him a confession of his guilt. Cited from The Mysteries of All Nations, by James Grant
  • Henry then told him, that the best proof he could give of penitence, and the only service he could now render him, was the full confession of his guilt, and the discovery of all his accomplices, however distinguished by rank or character. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. I, Part C, by David Hume
  • This astonishing confession of his guilt is received with the interest it deserves, and Campbell is advised to lock up his money, or to hand it over to the custody of the house-master. Cited from The Upton Letters, by Arthur Benson
  • Now, overwhelmed and stunned, he made no attempt at defence; he threw up the game without a struggle, and volunteered an absolute and unreserved confession of his guilt -- that is to say, he declined to stand his trial. Cited from Bacon, by Richard William Church
  • When any man in the Indies is thrown into prison, he is allowed neither victuals nor drink for seven days together; and this with them answers the end of other tortures for extorting from the criminal a confession of his guilt. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 1, by Robert Kerr
  • He had made a confession of his guilt; but considering his youth, and the circumstances of his having been instigated by others, as was believed, to the commission of the crime, many humane people thought there should have been some mitigation of the punishment. Cited from Olden Time Series, Vol. 5: Some Strange and Curious Punishments, Brooks
  • Her sad story was learned afterwards from various sources, and corroborated, in the most important particulars, by Captain Lassalle, who was arrested for a criminal offence shortly after the above incident, and made a full confession of his guilt. Cited from Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales,by Francis A. Durivage
  • Mrs Partridge was then examined, who, after a modest apology for being obliged to speak the truth against her husband, related all the circumstances with which the reader hath already been acquainted; and at last concluded with her husband's confession of his guilt. Cited from The History of Tom Jones, a foundling, H. Fielding
  • Upon this charge he was committed to the county jail, from whence he made his escape about a fortnight ago, without venturing to stand his trial; a circumstance which is stated by the advertiser as tantamount to a confession of his guilt. Cited from Caleb Williams, by William Godwin
  • Having overcome his friend's objections to this mode of proceeding, Jarvis Matcham was surrendered to justice accordingly, and made a full confession of his guilt But before the trial the love of life returned. Cited from Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft, by Sir Walter Scott
  • A dangerous illness and the dread of death had deeply moved him, and filled him with the desire of leaving behind 'a faithful narrative' which would 'undeceive the world.' Nineteen years later, though he did not publish his narrative, he made a public confession of his guilt. Cited from Life Of Johnson, Vol. 3,Boswell, ed. Birkbeck Hill
  • Struck with horror at this sight, Stephen de Mertoun hastened to the Bishop of London, and making confession of his guilt, demised his property to the Priory of Kilburn. Cited from Strange Pages from Family Papers, by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  • Martellino answered his questions in a bantering tone, making light of the arrest; whereat the deputy, losing patience, had him bound to the strappado, and caused him to receive a few hints of the cord with intent to extort from him a confession of his guilt, by way of preliminary to hanging him. Cited from The Decameron, Volume I, Giovanni Boccaccio