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bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to come

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bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to come

  1. Let all past wrongs be forgotten, with a resumption of cordial relations.
    • 1706 November 2nd, “Lord Belhaven’s Speech in the Scotch Parliament, Nov. 2, 1706, on the ſubject-matter of the Union” in The Gentleman’s Magazine XVII (1747), page 216
      I fear not theſe articles, tho’ they were ten times worſe than they are, if we once cordially forgive one another, and that, according to our proverb, *Bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to come.
      * Let all paſt faults be forgotten.