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  • And could I look upon her without compassion, seeing her punishment in the ruin she was, in her profound unfitness for this earth on which she was placed, in the vanity of sorrow which had become a master mania, like the vanity of penitence, the vanity of remorse, the vanity of unworthiness, and other monstrous vanities that have been curses in this world?

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as in: mania surrounding the big event Define
excessive and widely shared enthusiasm for something
as in: the mania of manic depression Define
a mood disorder characterized by excitement, rapidly changing ideas, and overactivity
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