All the way from the seat of justice homewards, Le Noir was entertained by the self-applause of the magistrate, to which he had the politeness to make no exception, as indeed he had no reason, since the lenity of / not tempting a suspected person to add perjury to his guilt, by making a protestation of his innocence upon oath a preliminary step to his entering in his defence, is solely confined to the oppressive laws of this miserable country.