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  1. I have seen a robust sober man driven perfectly mad for the time being
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    know that it’s very possible he may discover a good deal of gold with very little trouble, but, worse still, he knows he could work very hard without getting any gold at all. On the Early days in the Peak Downs Field from “The Peak Downs Telegraph”.

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