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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Wrongs
 
In the great right of an excessive wrong.
        Robert Browning—The Ring and the Book. The other Half—Rome. L. 1,055.
  1
Brother, brother; we are both in the wrong.
        Gay—Beggar’s Opera. Act II. Sc. 2.
  2
Alas! how easily things go wrong!
A sigh too deep, or a kiss too long,
And then comes a mist and a weeping rain,
And life is never the same again.
        George Macdonald—Phantastes. A Fairy Story.
  3
  A man finds he has been wrong at every preceding stage of his career, only to deduce the astonishing conclusion that he is at last entirely right.
        Stevenson—Crabbed Age.
  4
Once I guessed right,
And I got credit by’t;
Thrice I guessed wrong,
And I kept my credit on.
        Saying quoted by Swift. (1710).
  5
Injuriarum remedium est oblivio.
  The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
        Syrus—Maxims.
  6
Higher than the perfect song
  For which love longeth,
Is the tender fear of wrong,
  That never wrongeth.
        Bayard Taylor—Improvisations. Pt. V.
  7
Wrongs unredressed, or insults unavenged.
        WordsworthThe Excursion. Bk. III. L. 377.
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