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The mistake of the military authorities in regard to the New York riot, was lenity.
Poaching, John Carter—is—is a sin of which too many are guilty, owing to the lenity of our most excellent laws.
Your indulgence, your lenity shall take place of every hardship, and leave me nothing but filial affection!'
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
With this vast lightening of spirit came, not only gratitude, but a sense of lenity toward Governor Abbott.
THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORGUY WETMORE CARRYL
The very absence of all claim to mitigation, makes it impossible to mistake the motive to lenity in his case.
You would bear with lenity from a child many things, for which, in a servant, you can find nothing but the harshest names.
For Cleomenes well knew that Agis owed his ruin to his too cautious timidity, and his too great lenity and moderation.
Certain it is, that an act of justice or of lenity has frequently, if well timed, more weight than the utmost stretch of severity.
Shall I come unto you with a Rod, or in love, and the spirit of lenity?
LEVIATHANTHOMAS HOBBES
It is for the jury to find a just medium between harshness and lenity.

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