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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 Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay - Page 262
by Francis Bacon - 1838 - 832 pages
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The Emerald, Volumes 1-2

1806 - 688 pages
...the universe support : Jfoccnge. Revenge is a kind of wild justice} which the more man's nature run* to, the more ought law to weed it out. For, as for...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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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812 - 322 pages
...the poor content .Of little souls, unable to surmount An injury ; too wea.k to bear affront. OlDMiM. REVENGE is a kind of wild justice, which the more...but offend the law, but the revenge of that wrong puttetib the law out of office. Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815 - 302 pages
...persuaded pressure of consciences, were commonly interested therein themselves for their own ends. OF REVENGE. REVENGE is a kind of wild justice, which...man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it outj for, as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law, but the revenge of that wrong putteth...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818 - 310 pages
...justice ; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to c OF REVENGE. weed it out. For as to the first wrong, it doth but offend the law ; but...wrong putteth the law out of office. Certainly, in takiug Revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing it over, he is superior ; for it...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821 - 416 pages
...persuaded pressure of consciences, were commonly, interested therein themselves for their own ends. IV. OF REVENGE. REVENGE is a kind of wild justice, which...but offend the law, but the revenge of that wrong pntteth the taw out of office. Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but...
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The Elements of English Composition: Serving as a Sequel to the Study of Grammar

David Irving - English language - 1821 - 318 pages
...knowledge of the omnipotent cause, and by these motions, their almighty mover. History of the World. BACON. Revenge is a kind of wild justice ; which the more...runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. For as to the first wrong, it doth but offend the law ; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 2

Francis Bacon - English literature - 1824 - 598 pages
...persuaded pressure of consciences, were commonly interested therein themselves for their own ends. IV. OF REVENGE. REVENGE is a kind of wild justice, which...weed it out. For as for the first wrong, it doth but oftend the law; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office. Certainly in taking revenge,...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 216 pages
...persuaded pressure of consciences were commonly interested therein themselves for their own ends. OF REVENGE. REVENGE is a kind of wild justice, which...man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it 6ver he is superior ; for it is a prince's part to pardon : and Solomon, I am sure, saith, " It is...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837 - 352 pages
...nature, and even grudges himsclf the laugh into which he is sometimes betrayed. — Shenstone. 530. Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more...nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. — Lady Gethin. 531. Progress of Literature and Science. — Literature and science we have already...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 39

English literature - 1844 - 596 pages
...Bacon, " is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to root it out ; for, as for the first wrong, it doth but...revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office. The most tolerable sort of revenge," he allows in the sequel, " is for those wrongs which there is...
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