Upper Shirley

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    The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    The glories of our blood and state
    Are shadows, not substantial things;
    There is no armour against fate;
    Death lays his icy hand on kings:
    Sceptre and crown
    Must tumble down,
    And in the dust be equal made
    With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
    —James Shirley (1596–1666)