Quotation by Shakespeare

If little faults, proceeding on distemper,
Shall not be winked at, how shall we stretch our eye
When capital crimes, chewed, swallowed, and digested,
Appear before us?
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry V, act 2, sc. 2, l. 54-7.

Forgiving the fault of a man who abused him as caused by drunkenness ("proceeding on distemper").
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