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  • The difficulty arises from an apparent contradiction in terms; and that difficulty is as complete in the case of a headache which lasts for an hour as in the case of a pestilence which unpeoples an empire, -- in the case of the gust which makes us shiver for a moment as in the case of the hurricane in which an Armada is cast away.

    Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2 Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay 1829


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