|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.|
The Lords Prayer.
|As you from crimes would pardond be,|
Let your indulgence set me free.
Shakespeare.The Tempest, Epilogue.
|To bear no malice or hatred in my heart.|
|Forgiveness to the injured does belong,|
But they neer pardon who have done the wrong.
Dryden.The Conquest of Granada, Part II. Act I. Scene 2.
| [This idea seems to have been taken from Tacitus: Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem læseris. It is the nature of the human disposition to hate him whom you have injured. This arises from a consciousness that he has reason to dislike you, and that his forgiveness may not be sincere. Rileys Class. Dict. 348.]|| 5|
|The mind that too frequently forgives bad actions, will at last forget good ones.|
Reynolds.The Dramatist, Act II. Scene 1.
| 1. Canst thou forgive me?|
2. Not while you ask forgiveness; thats a fault
I can never pardon.
Colley Cibber.Womans Wit, Act V.