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Frailty

For the film, see Frailty (film).

Frailty is the characteristic of being frail, delicate, easily hurt or damaged.

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  • Glass antique! 'twixt thee and Nell
    Draw we here a parallel.
    She, like thee, was forced to bear
    All reflections, foul or fair.
    Thou art deep and bright within,—
    Depths as bright belong'd to Gwynne;
    Thou art very frail as well,
    Frail as flesh is,—so was Nell.
  • This is the porcelain clay of human kind.
  • Unthought-of Frailties cheat us in the Wise.
  • Sometimes we are devils to ourselves,
    When we will tempt the frailty of our powers,
    Presuming on their changeful potency.

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