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We have all of us sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others.[1]


The constancy of sages is nothing but the art of locking up their agitation in their hearts.


Those who are condemned to be executed[2]

  1. . " Every man can master a grief, but he that has it." — JfwcA Ado about Nothingy Act iii. Scene 2. "Men Can counsel and speak comfort to that grief, Which they themselves not feel, but tasting it Their counsel turns to passion. « « « «  No, no ! 'Tis all men's office to speak patience To those that wring under the load of sorrow. But no man's virtue nor sufficiency. To be so moral, when he shall endure The like himself." Much Ado about Nothing , Act v. Scene 1, Swift was not above adopting this maxim as his own. " I never knew a man who could not bear thé misfortunes of others with the most Christian resignation." — Th<yught9 on Various Subjects,
  2. 22. "The poor wretches that we see brought to the place of execution, full of ardent devotion, and therein, as much