Careful Words

punishment (n.)

Back to thy punishment,

False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings.

John Milton (1608-1674): Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 699.

  My punishment is greater than I can bear.

Old Testament: Genesis iv. 13.

The pleasing punishment that women bear.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): The Comedy of Errors. Act i. Sc. 1.