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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
He bears misery best who hides it most.  1
He is miserable indeed who must lock up his miseries.  2
He is miserable once who feels it, but twice who fears it before it comes.  3
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.  Shakespeare.  4
Misery doth brave minds abate.  Spenser.  5
Misery is always unjust.  6
Misery must be the mother,
When one beggar begets another.
Sacred even to gods, is misery.  Homer.  8
The miseries of the virtuous are the scandal of the good.  Publius Syrus.  9
This iron world brings down the stoutest heart to lowest state,
For misery doth bravest minds abate.  Spenser.
When misery is highest, help is nighest.  11

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