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"It is odd – will I say heart-breaking? – how cheerfulness goes: gaiety of mind, natural free-springing joy. Authority is its great enemy – the assumption of authority. I know few men over fifty that seem to me entirely human: virtually none who has long exercised authority…

…Pomp, an unwholesome diet,  a cause of choler, a pleasure paid to late and at too high a price, like lying with a peppered paramour."

Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian, Chapter Six, P173.

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