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The true period of human existence may be reasonably estimated as forty years.

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Source Notes: The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissina (chapter 4, "The Prince Continues to Grieve and Muse") (1759).

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Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English critic, poet and essayist.

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