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  1. Cap1034
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    What does it mean?

    A Judge having sentenced a Malefactor to the penitentiary was proceeding to point out to him the
    disadvantages of crime and the profit of reformation.

    Does this mean

    "A judge who had sentenced a malefactor..."?

    "was proceeding to point out" implies he was speaking and now trying to move on to this topic of "disadvantages of crime and the profit of
    reformation?

    Thank you.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    A Judge, having sentenced a malefactor to the penitentiary, was proceeding to point out to him the
    disadvantages of crime and the profit of reformation.

    Does this mean

    "A judge who had sentenced a malefactor..."?

    "was proceeding to point out" implies he was speaking and now trying to move on to this topic of "disadvantages of crime and the profit of
    reformation?

    Thank you.
    Please note my corrections above. The first part means that the judge had already sentenced the malefactor to prison when he began speaking
    to the defendant. In the second part, he lectured the criminal about crime.

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