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‘Again, in the presence of those who are not liable to the same imputations (as we lie under for some shameful act); for it is plain that (in this matter) their feelings and opinions must be contrary to our own. And of those who are not inclined to be indulgent, to make allowance for, apparent faults; for things which a man does himself he is generally supposed not to find fault with in others, and therefore (the converse must be true) what he does not do himself he is plainly likely to condemn in others’. Such as—according to Hudibras—Compound for sins they are inclined to, by damning those they have no mind to [I i. 215].

ϝέμεσις is righteous indignation, moral disapprobation or reprobation; the opposite of ἔλεος and συγγνωμη, which take the indulgent and merciful view of human frailty. Infr. cc. 8, 9. Comp. 9. 1.

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