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Letter "P" » petitioner
«Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.»
«A generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation.»
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
, in vain
, The petition
«Governors being accustomed to hear of more crimes than they can punish, and more wrongs than they can redress, set themselves at ease by indiscriminate negligence, and presently forget the request when they lose sight of the petitioner»
Author: Samuel Johnson
, at ease