Though the dungeon, the scourge and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
Sweet it is when on the high seas the winds are lashing the waters to gaze from the land on another's struggles.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.
Pleasant it is when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation, not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.
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