Thomas Hardy quote about victim from Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Once victim, always victim—that's the law!
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Once victim, always victim—that's the law!
 Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891). copy citation

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Author Thomas Hardy
Source Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Topic victim victimization
Date 1891
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/110/110-h/110-h.htm

Context

“she said, turning up her eyes to him with the hopeless defiance of the sparrow's gaze before its captor twists its neck. «Whip me, crush me; you need not mind those people under the rick! I shall not cry out. Once victim, always victim—that's the law!»
«O no, no, Tess,» he said blandly. «I can make full allowance for this. Yet you most unjustly forget one thing, that I would have married you if you had not put it out of my power to do so. Did I not ask you flatly to be my wife—hey?” source

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