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recompense
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The Winter's Tale
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  • Beseech your highness, give us better credit: We have always truly serv’d you; and beseech So to esteem of us: and on our knees we beg,— As recompense of our dear services, Past and to come,—that you do change this purpose, Which, being so horrible, so bloody, must Lead on to some foul issue: we all kneel.

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  • It was wonderful to be twenty-two and a little drunk, knowing that all went well at the writing desk, shiveringly happy in the clutch of one’s own creative ardor and in that "grand certitude" Thomas Wolfe was always hymning—the certitude that the wellsprings of youth would never run dry, and that the wrenching anguish endured in the crucible of art would find its recompense in everlasting fame, and glory, and the love of beautiful women.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But I will desire recompense.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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