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- I am ready to go, my friend, and happy to resign the brave garrison, that has just surrendered, to your honor and lenity." - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
- And how did the fellows receive the lenity? - "The Red Rover", James Fenimore Cooper.
- They write, in their letter of 5th February, 1777, paragraphs 32 and 33:- Although it is rather our wish to prevent evils in future than to enter into a severe retrospection of the past, and, where facts are doubtful, or attended with alleviating circumstances, to proceed with lenity, rather than to prosecute with rigor,- yet some of the cases are so flagrantly corrupt, and others attended with circumstances so oppressive to the inhabitants, that it would be unjust to suffer the delinquents to go unpunished. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.