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    The body is but a pair of pincers set over a bellows and a stewpan and the whole fixed upon stilts.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth. .
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 17:33.

    Saul to David, about Goliath.

    O you will take whatever’s offered
    And dream that all the world’s a friend,
    Suffer as your mother suffered,
    Be as broken in the end.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)