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Nobody, I fancy," observed Phoebe, "can have fewer to repent of.
But the poor dame had reason to repent of her kindness: she and her husband both took the fever, and died within a few days of each other.
He will repent the insult to the last hour of his life," said Magdalen.
It may be that I shall yet stand your friend, if you deserve it, and repent in action--not in words.
If you asked me for another penny, and made it an open question, I'd repent of being so liberal and knock off half-a-crown.
Miss Murdstone was good enough to take me out to the cart, and to say on the way that she hoped I would repent, before I came to a bad end; and then I got into the cart, and the lazy horse walked off with it.
Trabb, "or you shall repent it, you young scoundrel, the longest day you have to live.
He was then exhorted not to hide his sin, but to confess and repent.
yet not for those Nor what the Potent Victor in his rage Can else inflict do I repent or change, Though chang'd in outward lustre; that fixt mind And high disdain, from sence of injur'd merit, That with the mightiest rais'd me to contend, And to the fierce contention brought along Innumerable force of Spirits arm'd That durst dislike his reign, and me preferring, His utmost power with adverse power oppos'd In dubious Battel on the Plains of Heav'n, And shook his throne.
to repent our sins, and to mortify ourselves with fastings, vigils, and long prayers.
When the Greek king," said the fisherman to the genius, "had finished the story of the parrot, he added to the vizir, "And so, vizir, I shall not listen to you, and I shall take care of the physician, in case I repent as the husband did when he had killed the parrot.
Thus I gave him his leave and I beg mine from you, offering Your Excellency the "Trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda," a book I shall finish within four months, Deo volente, and which will be either the worst or the best that has been composed in our language, I mean of those intended for entertainment; at which I repent of having called it the worst, for, in the opinion of friends, it is bound to attain the summit of possible quality.