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serpent
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Candide
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  • They fought with the fury of the lions, tigers, and serpents of the country, to see who should have us.
  • He hates whatever succeeds, as the eunuchs hate those who enjoy; he is one of the serpents of literature who nourish themselves on dirt and spite; he is a folliculaire.
  • This ridiculous foible is perhaps one of our most fatal characteristics; for is there anything more absurd than to wish to carry continually a burden which one can always throw down? to detest existence and yet to cling to one’s existence? in brief, to caress the serpent which devours us, till he has eaten our very heart?

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  • a picture of a serpent eating its tail
  • the serpent in the Garden of Eden

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