ADAM, Heav'ns high behest no Preface needs: Sufficient that thy Prayers are heard, and Death, Then due by sentence when thou didst transgress, Defeated of his seisure many dayes Giv'n thee of Grace, wherein thou may'st repent
, And one bad act with many deeds well done Mayst cover: well may then thy Lord appeas'd Redeem thee quite from Deaths rapacious claimes; But longer in this Paradise to dwell Permits not; to remove thee I am come, And send thee from the Garden forth to till The ground whence thou wast tak'n, fitter Soile.
Nobody is naughty unless they like being naughty; and nobody ever really repents
unless they are afraid they are going to be found out.
Warned by the seer Teiresias Creon repents
him and hurries to release Antigone from her rocky prison.
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.
Only, let Heaven send that I do not afterwards repent
me, and eat out my heart with remorse
They were so quiet that, remembering them well, one comes to doubt that they ever existed - places of repose for tired ships to dream in, places of meditation rather than work, where wicked ships - the cranky, the lazy, the wet, the bad sea boats, the wild steerers, the capricious, the pig-headed, the generally ungovernable - would have full leisure to take count and repent
of their sins, sorrowful and naked, with their rent garments of sailcloth stripped off them, and with the dust and ashes of the London atmosphere upon their mastheads.
Arthur went on, "Perhaps you've never done anything you've had bitterly to repent
of in your life, Adam; if you had, you would be more generous.
For the delight seemeth to be, not so much in doing the hurt, as in making the party repent
Remember, therefore, from whence thou art fallen, and repent
Jupiter, after warning him that he would repent
his request, caused him to be sold to a tile-maker.
Well, I hope you'll repent
to good purpose," said Marilla severely, "and that you've got your eyes opened to where your vanity has led you, Anne.