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Quotation by Shakespeare
When we our betters see bearing our woes, We scarcely think our miseries our foes. Who alone suffers, suffers most i' the mind, Leaving free things and happy shows behind. But then the mind much sufferance doth o'er skip, When grief hath mates, and bearing fellowship.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Edgar, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 6, l. 102-7.
Developing the proverb "it's good to have company in misery"; "free" means free from misery; "happy shows" means pleasant sights; "bearing" means endurance.
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