Lest I might be too rash: Under your good correction, I have seen When, after execution, judgment hath Repented o’er his doom.
Repent you, fair one, of the sin you carry?
I do repent me as it is an evil, And take the shame with joy.
’tis meet so, daughter: but lest you do repent As that the sin hath brought you to this shame,— Which sorrow is always toward ourselves, not heaven, Showing we would not spare heaven as we love it, But as we stand in fear,— JULIET.
Pardon me, noble lord: I thought it was a fault, but knew it not; Yet did repent me, after more advice: For testimony whereof, one in the prison, That should by private order else have died, I have reserved alive.
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Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.