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anger is a short madness

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Wrath is a sorceress (lit. a transformer), as is said in stories ; for it bereaveth and depriveth man of his right under- standing, and changeth his whole countenance, and transforms him from man into beast’s nature.

Early English proverbs, chiefly of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, with illustrative quotations