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"Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong.

“Revenge is a king of wild justice.”

Retribution or repayment in kind is the cornerstone of Western ideas about justice. In iron-age societies that lacked written laws, courts, and police, justice was synonymous with vengeance: families avenged offences against kin, and cycles of offense and reprisal morphed into great feuds, the subject of saga and legend. Theories of justice and the practice of private revenge coexisted in Christian Europe, at odds but hand in hand, until the eighteenth century. Among aristocratic families a code of honor demanding vengeance lasted well into the modern period. In Elizabethan England a man was expected to retaliate swiftly for slights to himself or the abuse of his kin or dependents. When he was only a year old, his mother's lover, the sinister Earl of Bothwell , conspired to murder his father, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley , probably with his mother's help.

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Quick word on the release of Munir Hussain , the rich businessman who was jailed for severely beating an intruder who had kidnapped his family at knife-point, but has now been freed on appeal. I stumbled across this quote from Francis Bacon , the Elizabethan philosopher, which questions the popular perception that Hussain might have suffered rough justice the first time around. Although I have sympathy with any man who tries to defend his family, I though thought the wisdom of Bacon to be apt. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong, putteth the law out of office. Toggle Comments.

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Richard Nixon leaves the presidency in disgrace in after illegally spying on his political rivals and then lying about it to the American people. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong, putteth the law out of office. Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon. And Solomon, I am sure, saith, It is the glory of a man, to pass by an offence. That which is past is gone, and irrevocable; and wise men have enough to do, with things present and to come; therefore they do but trifle with themselves, that labor in past matters.

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