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...My cheeks ere hollow wrinkles seize. Ere yet their rosy bloom decays: While youth yet rolls its vital flood, Let tigers friendly riot in my blood."
To be foul, ugly, and deformed, much better be buried alive. Some are fair but barren, and that galls them. "Hannah wept sore, did not eat, and was troubled in spirit, and all for her barrenness," 1 Sam. 1. and Gen. 30. Rachel said "in the anguish of her soul, give me a child, or I shall die:" another hath too many:One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.Some are troubled in that they are obscure; others by being traduced, slandered, abused, disgraced, vilified, or any way injured: _minime miror eos_ (as he said) _qui insanire occipiunt ex injuria_, I marvel not at all if offences make men mad. Seventeen particular causes of anger and offence Aristotle reckons them up, which for brevity's sake I must omit. No tidings troubles one; ill reports, rumours, bad tidings or news, hard hap, ill success, cast in a suit, vain hopes, or hope... Burton, Robert
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