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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
In the great right of an excessive wrong.
        Robert Browning—The Ring and the Book. The other Half—Rome. L. 1,055.
Brother, brother; we are both in the wrong.
        Gay—Beggar’s Opera. Act II. Sc. 2.
Alas! how easily things go wrong!
A sigh too deep, or a kiss too long,
And then comes a mist and a weeping rain,
And life is never the same again.
        George Macdonald—Phantastes. A Fairy Story.
  A man finds he has been wrong at every preceding stage of his career, only to deduce the astonishing conclusion that he is at last entirely right.
        Stevenson—Crabbed Age.
Once I guessed right,
And I got credit by’t;
Thrice I guessed wrong,
And I kept my credit on.
        Saying quoted by Swift. (1710).
Injuriarum remedium est oblivio.
  The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
Higher than the perfect song
  For which love longeth,
Is the tender fear of wrong,
  That never wrongeth.
        Bayard Taylor—Improvisations. Pt. V.
Wrongs unredressed, or insults unavenged.
        WordsworthThe Excursion. Bk. III. L. 377.

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