Personal Information: stated healthAlfred 8 View information for this person ... after some period of time ... he developed piles through the gift of God. Suffering this long and severely over many years, he despaired even of life, until it was removed completely from him after he had prayed. But, sad to say, after it disappeared, another worse thing gripped him at his marriage..., which wearied him without surcease day and night from the twentieth year of his life until the forty-fifth; but if at any time through God's mercy that illness abated for a single day or night or even for the space of a single hour, yet the fear and dread of that horrible illness never ever left him, but, as it were, rendered him nearly useless, as it seemed to him, for divine and human affairs.

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Personal Information... after some period of time ... he developed piles through the gift of God. Suffering this long and severely over many years, he despaired even of life, until it was removed completely from him after he had prayed. But, sad to say, after it disappeared, another worse thing gripped him at his marriage..., which wearied him without surcease day and night from the twentieth year of his life until the forty-fifth; but if at any time through God's mercy that illness abated for a single day or night or even for the space of a single hour, yet the fear and dread of that horrible illness never ever left him, but, as it were, rendered him nearly useless, as it seemed to him, for divine and human affairs.
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Original Text ... post aliquantulum interuallum ... fici dolorem Dei munere incurrit, in quo, diu et aegre per multos annos laborans, se, etiam de uita, desperabat, quousque oratione facta, a se penitus eum amouit. Sed, proh dolor! eo amoto, alius infestior in nuptiis
Date from Source Up to the forty-fifth year of the life of Alfred 8.

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