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Henry IV, Part 2
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clemency -- as in: the judge showed clemency
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Henry IV, Part 2
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  • I was once of Clement’s Inn, where I think they will talk of mad Shallow yet.
  • Nay, she must be old; she cannot choose but be old; certain she ’s old; and had Robin Nightwork by old Nightwork before I came to Clement’s Inn.
  • I beseech you, sir, to countenance William Visor of Woncot against Clement Perkes of the hill.
  • I remember at Mile-end Green, when I lay at Clement’s Inn,—I was then Sir Dagonet in Arthur’s show,—there was a little quiver fellow, and a’ would manage you his piece thus; and a’ would about and about, and come you in and come you in: "rah, tah, tah," would a’ say; "bounce" would a’ say; and away again would a’ go, and again would ’a come: I shall ne’er see such a fellow.
  • I do remember him at Clement’s Inn like a man made after supper of a cheese-paring: when a’ was naked, he was, for all the world, like a fork’d radish, with a head fantastically carved upon it with a knife: a’ was so forlorn, that his dimensions to any thick sight were invincible: a’ was the very genius of famine; yet lecherous as a monkey, and the whores called him mandrake: a’ came ever in the rearward of the fashion, and sung those tunes to the overscutch’d huswifes that he heard…

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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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