High favour, when a lady condescends to remember and retaliate.
By this means he announced that he was prepared to retaliate for any hurt he might receive.
Possibly, like Mephistopheles in Faust, he may retaliate on his adversaries.
And I hope that you in your turn will retaliate upon me if I am false to my own principle.
It is not strange that when harpooned it should retaliate ...