blood will have blood

Violence begets violence. Cf. GENESIS ix. 6 (AV) Who so sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.

a 1449 J. LYDGATE Minor Poems (EETS) 512 Blood will have wreche [vengeance], that wrongfully is spent.

1559 Mirror for Magistrates (1938) 99 Blood wyll haue blood, eyther fyrst or last.

1605–6 SHAKESPEARE Macbeth III. iv. 122 It will have blood; they say blood will have blood.

1805 SOUTHEY Madoc I. vii. Blood will have blood, revenge beget revenge.

1974 A. FOREST Cricket Term i. ‘Blood will have blood,’ quoted Lawrie smugly.


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