Which done, she took the fruits of my advice; And he, repulsed,—a short tale to make,— Fell into a sadness; then into a fast; Thence to a watch; thence into a weakness; Thence to a lightness; and, by this declension, Into the madness wherein now he raves, And all we wail for.
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Attack, counter-attack, charge, repulse—these are words, but what things they signify!
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front