The argument is that Gauden had prepared the book to inspire sympathy with the king by a representation of his pious and forgiving disposition, and so to rouse public opinion against his execution.
He wasn't as forgiving of himself or his mate.
Children were so forgiving and compassionate.
They are hymns of the laity, describing with much beauty and depth of feeling the emotions of the pilgrim when his feet stood within the gates of Jerusalem, when he looked forth on the encircling hills, when he felt how good it was to be camping side by side with his brethren on the slopes of Zion (cxxxiii.), when a sense of Jehovah's forgiving grace and the certainty of the redemption of Israel triumphed over all the evils of the present and filled his soul with humble and patient hope.
Grace, by enlightening, forgiving sin and strengthening his moral powers, helps man to fulfil this purpose.
Following this letter one of the masonic Brothers whom Pierre respected less than the others forced his way in to see him and, turning the conversation upon Pierre's matrimonial affairs, by way of fraternal advice expressed the opinion that his severity to his wife was wrong and that he was neglecting one of the first rules of Freemasonry by not forgiving the penitent.
Fortunately she had a forgiving nature.
He was far, however, from forgiving them for their attitude or being reconciled to their power.
Maybe the woman is more forgiving now that so much time has passed.
God might not be so forgiving if they did it again.