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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. IX:
John of Damascus: Exposition of the Orthodox Faith.: Concerning Pain.

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Chapter XIV.—Concerning Pain.

There are four varieties of pain, viz., anguish 1823 , grief 1824 , envy, pity. Anguish is pain without utterance: grief is pain that is heavy to bear like a burden: envy is pain over the good fortune of others: pity is pain over the evil fortune of others.


Footnotes

33b:1823

ἄχος.

33b:1824

ἄχθος.


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