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 Forgive, blest Shade.Fork Out. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Forgiveness.
 
(Ang.-Sax., forgifenes.)   1
       
“Forgiveness to the injured doth belong,
But they ne’er pardon who have done the wrong.”
       
Dryden: Conquest of Granada, part ii. act i. 2.
        “Proprium humni generis, odisse quem laceris.”—Tacitus.
 


 Forgive, blest Shade.Fork Out. 

 
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