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 Clifford (Paul).Climacteric Years 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Climac’teric.
 
It was once believed that 7 and 9, with their multiples, were critical points in life; and 63, which is produced by multiplying 7 and 9 together, was termed the Grand Climacteric, which few persons succeeded in outliving.   1
        “There are two years, the seventh and the ninth, that commonly bring great changes in a man’s life, and great dangers; wherefore 63, that contains both these numbers multiplied together, comes not without heaps of dangers.”—Levinus Lemnius.
 


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