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" REVENGE is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office. "
Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr - Página 4
de Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874
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Half-hours of translation, or Extracts from the best British and American ...

Alphonse Mariette - 1860
...ARCHIBALD ALISON. ON REVENGE. Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, 7 the more ought law to weed it out: for as for the first wrong, 8 it doth but offend the law, but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office. Certainly,...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1861 - 586 páginas
...every persecutor in the world would fully admit. OF KEVENGE. EVENGE is a kind of wild justice which the more Man's -*-*' nature runs to, the more ought...law to weed it out : for as for the first wrong, it docs but offend the law ; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office. Certainly, in...
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Utopia and the Ideal Society: A Study of English Utopian Writing 1516-1700

J. C. Davis - 1983 - 427 páginas
...law as a means of combatting the defects of man's nature. 'Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.'84 Perhaps the clearest discussion Bacon produced of the legislator's approach to a specific social...
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Cryptograms and Spygrams

Norma Gleason - 1981 - 112 páginas
...before they had to pay taxes on it. 3. (Key: PUNlSH) Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. Francis Bacon 4. (Key: TOADY) Do not offer a compliment and ask a favor at the same time. A compliment...
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Insanity Defense in Federal Courts: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice - 1983 - 465 páginas
...than sadistic revenge. And "revenge," in the words of Francis Bacon, "is a kind of wild justice which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out." Even more vexing has been the attempt to determine what kinds and degrees of mental disorders should...
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Renaissance Revivals: City Comedy and Revenge Tragedy in the London Theater ...

Wendy Griswold - 1986 - 288 páginas
...adjective as unsettling as the noun is satisfying, and while admitting its attractions, argues that "the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law...wrong, it doth but offend the law, but the revenge ofthat wrong putteth the law out of office." After quoting Scripture attesting to "the glory of a man...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 páginas
...James Robison American TV religious personality Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist Revenge is often like biting a dog because...
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Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

Catherine Drinker Bowen - 1993 - 245 páginas
..."neither bred it nor fed it." Revenge he held to be barbaric. "A kind of wild justice," he said, "which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. ... A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green." In defeat and agony, in humiliation and...
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Saint Paul at the Movies: The Apostle's Dialogue with American Culture

Robert Jewett - 1993 - 186 páginas
...provokes us to think about what Roger Bacon wrote in his essays: "Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out."21 Private vengeance disguised as selfless redemption has now reached such proportions in our...
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The Revenger's Tragedy

Cyril Tourneur, Thomas Middleton - 1996 - 137 páginas
...outlawed, for, as Francis Bacon put it in his essay on the topic, 'Revenge is a kind of Wild Justice, which the more Man's Nature runs to, the more ought Law...Revenge of that wrong, putteth the Law out of Office.' At the same time, revenge was practised, and certain cases, like that of Sir Thomas Overbury, poisoned...
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