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“We are in many many troubles for the moment, so many that grief loses its dignity and bursts out laughing.”

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source: July 9, 1931 letter to Louis Untermeyer from North Bennington, Vermont, in The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963), 209.

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“Laughter is heard farther than weeping.”

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source: 1001 Yiddish Proverbs, by Fred Kogos (Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1970), 13.

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notes: translated in Yiddish: A gelechter hert men veiter vi a gevain.

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