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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 17: Virginia. (search)
condemning duellists to loss of civil rights. But is the article enforced? I grieve to say that public feeling is against the code. Here are two gentlemen, Mosely and Paine, of good position in society, gentlemen who ought to set an example to people in Jackson Ward. They have a personal difference, and a challenge to fight passes between them. The authorities stand up, and talk of visiting the offenders with civil death; but Paine and Mosely are the darlings of society, and social sentiment is stronger than the law. In spite of their duel, Mosely and Paine are still in the enjoyment of their rights. In time the code will prevail; but training nd Mosely are the darlings of society, and social sentiment is stronger than the law. In spite of their duel, Mosely and Paine are still in the enjoyment of their rights. In time the code will prevail; but training in the school and sentiment in the drawing-room must go before concession in the club and sympathy in the street.