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Daemon
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Hell hath no fury like a (certain type of person) scorned

No one will have a greater wrath or vengeance than (this type of person) when he or she has been wronged. A hyperbolic and often humorous play on the phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," in which any person, demographic, or profession may be substituted for "woman." More...

KSPavan
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Hell hath no fury like a (certain type of person) scorned — No one will have a greater wrath or vengeance than (this type of person) when he or she has been wronged. A hyperbolic and often humorous play on the phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," in which any person, demographic, or profession may be substituted for "woman."
thar
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The mourning bride. A tragedy: As it is acted at the Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, by His Majesty's servants. Written by Mr. Congreve.

William Congreve, 1697.
End of Act 3

Characters: Osmyn, Zara, Perez

Quote:
Osm.
You do not come to mock my Miseries?

Zara.
I do.

Osm.
I could at this time spare your Mirth.

Zara.
I know thou cou'dst, but I'm not often pleas'd,
And will indulge it now. What Miseries?
Who would not be thus happily confin'd,
To be the Care of weeping Majesty?
To have contending Queens, at dead of Night
Forsake their Down, to wake with wat'ry Eyes,
And watch like Tapers o'er your Hours of Rest.
O Curse! I cannot hold.—

Osm.
Come, 'tis much.

Zara.
Villain!

Osm.
How, Madam!

Zara.
Thou shalt die.

Osm.
I thank you.

Zara.
Thou ly'st; for now I know for whom thou'dst live.

Osm.
Then you may know for whom I'd die.

Zara.
Hell! Hell!
Yet I'll be calm—Dark and unknown Betrayer!
But now the Dawn begins, and the slow Hand
Of Fate is stretch'd to draw the Veil, and leave
Thee bare, the naked Mark of Publick View.

Osm.
You may be still deceiv'd; 'tis in my Pow'r.

Zara.
Ha!
Who waits there?
[Enter Perez.]
As you'll answer it, take heed
This Slave commit no Violence upon
Himself. I've been deceiv'd. The Publick Safety
Requires he should be more confin'd; and none,
No not the Princes self, permitted to
Confer with him. I'll quit you to the King.
Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent
The base Injustice thou hast done my Love:
Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress,
And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd;
Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.
[Exeunt Omnes].
azbnb
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I call BS on this PC Idiom.
Adyl Mouhei
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Daemon wrote:
Hell hath no fury like a (certain type of person) scorned

No one will have a greater wrath or vengeance than (this type of person) when he or she has been wronged. A hyperbolic and often humorous play on the phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," in which any person, demographic, or profession may be substituted for "woman." More...

Emel Rapchan
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Emel Rapchan
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