Posted by ESC on December 25, 2007
In Reply to: Justice tempered with mercy posted by Old John on December 25, 2007
: I'm seeking the origin of the phrase:
: "justice tempered with mercy"
...Yet I shall temper so
Justice with mercy.
Paradise Lost , John Milton, English poet (1608-74). Source: "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," Fifth Edition, edited by Elizabeth Knowles (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2001).