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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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clemency -- as in: the judge showed clemency
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • It was a church at one time, St Clement's Danes, its name was.'
  • He smiled apologetically, as though conscious of saying something slightly ridiculous, and added: 'Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clement's!'
  • 'Oh-"Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clement's."
  • "Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clement's, You owe me three farthings, say the bells of St Martin's — "there, now, that's as far as I can get.
  • Oranges and lemons say the bells of St Clement's, You owe me three farthings, say the bells of St Martin's!
  • He would buy the engraving of St Clement Danes, take it out of its frame, and carry it home concealed under the jacket of his overalls.
  • He had even started humming to an improvised tune Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clement's, You owe me three farthings, say the Suddenly his heart seemed to turn to ice and his bowels to water.
  • St Clement's Danes its name was.'
  • Almost at random he said: 'Did you ever happen to hear an old rhyme that begins "Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clement's"?'
  • With a sort of grave courtesy he completed the stanza: 'Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clement's, You owe me three farthings, say the bells of St Martin's, When will you pay me?
  • The fragment of rhyme that Mr Charrington had taught him came back into his head, and he added half-nostalgically: "Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clement's!

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  • He petitioned the Governor for clemency.
  • Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us.  It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended power to confess our national sins and pray for clemency and forgiveness.
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Thanksgiving Day Proclamation - 1863

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