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" REVENGE is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, and Lord ... - Pagina 255
door Francis Bacon - 1824
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The English Theophrastus: Or, The Manners of the Age. Being the Modern ...

1702 - 383 pagina’s
...For as the firft Wrong, it does but offend the Law j but the Revenge of that Wrong, puts the Law put of Office. Certainly in taking Revenge, a Man is but even with his Enemy j but inpaffing it over he is Supei iour , for it is only a Prince's part to pardon.*The moft tolerable...
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Lord Bacon's Essays, Or, Counsels, Moral and Civil, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1720 - 448 pagina’s
...CERTAINLY, in REVENGING Injury, a Man is but even with his Ei Of R EVENGl. ^\ my ; but in Forgiving it, he is Superior : For it is a Prince's Part, to Pardon. And Solomon^ I am fure, faith : If is the Glory of a Man, to pafs by an Offence. That which is paft, cannot be undone...
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A Collection of Select Aphorisms and Maxims: With Several Historical ...

Charles Palmer (Deputy Serjeant of the House of Commons.) - 1748 - 322 pagina’s
...it out : for as to the firft wrong, it does but offend the law j but the revenge of that wrong puts the law out of office. Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in pafling it over he is fuperior, for it is only a prince's part to pardon. 1104. To confider purely...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Apothegms and maxims for the good conduct of life ...

Gorges Edmond Howard - 1782
...He He that ftudieth revenge, keepeth his own wounds open, which otherwife would clofe of themfelves. In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in paffing it over, he is fuperior i for it is a prince's part to pardon. None more impatiently fuflfer...
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - 1801 - 258 pagina’s
...leave them. Anger may glance into the breast of a 'wise man , but rests only in the bosom of fools. By taking revenge , a man is but even .'with his enemy , but in passing it over , he is superior. To err is human ; to forgive , divine. A more glorious victory cannot be gained over another man ,...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking ...: To which are ...

Noah Webster - 1802 - 262 pagina’s
...:*---• None more impatiently suffer injuries than thofe that are IBoft forward in rfo/Vg'them. By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing it ovr.r, he is superior. .To err, is human; to forgive, divine. .• A more glorious viftory cannot be...
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The Elements of English Composition: Containing Practical Instructions for ...

David Irving - 1803 - 238 pagina’s
...out. For as t6 trie firft wrong, it doth but 'offend the law ; but the revenge of that wrong puttetb the law out of office. Certainly in taking revenge, 'a man is but even with his enemy; Init in rnlling it over he is fuperior : for it is a prince's part tu pardon. And Solomon, I am fure,...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pagina’s
...of fools. None more impatiently suffer injuries , than those who are most forward in doing them. By taking revenge , a man is but even with his enemy > but in passing it over , he is superior. To err is human ; to forgive , divine. A more glorious victory cannot be gained over another man ,...
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The Emerald, Volumes 1-2

1806
...nature run* to, the more ought law to weed it out. For, as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law ; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the...his enemy ; but in passing it over, he is superior. It is a prince's part to pardon. The most tolerable sort of revenge is for those wrongs which there...
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Maxims, observations & reflections on morality and religion; selected from ...

T Nixon - 1806
...afterward. None more impatiently suffer injuries, •than those that are most forward in doing (them. By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but, in passing it over, he is superior. It costs more to revenge injuries, than to bear them. To be able to bear provocation is an argument...
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