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Thou knowest how dry a cinder this world is,
And learnst thus much by our anatomy,
That 'tis in vain to dew, or mollify it
With thy tears, or sweat, or blood.

--John Donne, from his poem "An Anatomy of the World,"
providing the original origin of the phrase "blood, sweat, and tears"


In the year AD 1611...

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1610 - 1611 - 1612

17th century

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