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But when the mind is moved by shock more fierce,
We mark the whole soul suffering all at once
Along man’s members: sweats and pallors spread
Over the body, and the tongue is broken,
And fails the voice away, and ring the ears,
Mists blind the eyeballs, and the joints collapse,
– Aye, men drop dead from terror of the mind.

Lucretius, Om tingenes natur
On The Nature of Things

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