The only approved guide through all the stages of a quarrel

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169 ページ - In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half -hung, The floors of plaster, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repaired with straw, With tape-tied curtains, never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies...
41 ページ - And surely your blood of your lives will I require ; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man ; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed : for in the image of God made he man.
202 ページ - B retorts, that he lies : yet A must make the first apology, because he gave the first offence, and then (after one fire) B may explain away the retort by subsequent apology. RULE 2. But if the parties would rather fight on, then, after two shots each, (but in no case before,) B may explain first, and A apologize afterwards.
98 ページ - Have you not love enough to bear with me, When that rash humour which my mother gave me Makes me forgetful ? Bru. Yes, Cassius ; and, from henceforth, When you are over-earnest with your Brutus, He'll think your mother chides, and leave you so.
203 ページ - When the lie direct is the first offence, the aggressor must either beg pardon in express terms ; exchange two shots previous to apology ; or three shots followed up by explanation ; or fire on till a severe hit be received by one party or the other.
169 ページ - Villiers lies : alas ! how changed from him That life of pleasure, and that soul of whim ! Gallant and gay in Cliveden's proud alcove, The bower of wanton Shrewsbury and love ; Or just as gay, at council, in a ring Of mimic statesmen, and their merry king.
36 ページ - It is the glory of a man to pass over a transgression : " The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression
126 ページ - Nil fa/si audeat, nil veri non audeat dicere ;" that its horizon shall extend to the farthest verge and limit of truth ; that beyond that limit it shall not dare to pass ; that it shall speak truth to the King, in the hearing of the people, and to the people in the hearing of the King...
26 ページ - If you want to try your pistols, take some object, a tree or a barn door, about my dimensions. If you hit that, send me word, and I shall acknowledge that if I had been in the same place you might also have hit me.
202 ページ - The above rules apply to all cases of offences in retort not of a stronger class than the example. 3. — If a doubt exist who gave the first offence, the decision rests with the seconds ; if they won't decide, or can't agree, the matter must proceed to two shots, or to a hit, if the challenger require it.

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