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It is the misfortune of French epic that so much should have been preserved of its "dotages," so little of the same date and order as the _Song of Roland_, and nothing at all of the still earlier epic -- the more original _Roland_ of a previous generation.
Although he lived long and wrote to the end of his life, he left no "dotages"; hardly could the youngest and strongest of any other school in France -- Guy de Maupassant himself -- have beaten _La
Some are in the primes of lives and some are in their dotages.
She also wanted to strike a blow against the stigma of older parents, particularly older mothers, since men have been parenting into their dotages forever, and because we are all living a lot longer than we once did.
I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together.
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