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Measure for Measure
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  • The weariest and most loathed worldly life
    That age, ache, penury, and imprisonment
    Can lay on nature is a paradise
    To what we fear of death.

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  • The couple suffered from substance abuse, gambling, lack of family support, and other social ills that lead to penury.
  • knowing no burden of heavy tedious penury.
    Shakespeare, William  --  As You Like It

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