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American newspaper editor and abolitionist Theodore Tilton reworked the "This Too Shall Pass" fable into a poem called “The King’s Ring.” (PNI illustration made from Persian woodcut, 1576)

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“This too shall pass.” This proverb has no doubt been repeated millions of times in many different languages since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The sentiment may be difficult to accept amidst so many hardships from lost jobs, lost businesses and lost lives.

By Richard Haddad May 4, 2020