Much in life cannot be affectedbut must be bornewithout complaint, because complaints are a boreand undermine the serenity essential to endurance.
I have always considered that boxing really combines all the finest and highest inclinations of a manactivity, endurance, science, temper, and, last, but not least, presence of mind.
Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. Theserough notes andourdead bodiesmusttell thetale.
For sheer courage and endurance, physical and mental, the two men stand together as examples of what toughness the body will find, if the spirit within it is tough; and as very worthy representatives of our national capacity for individual enterprise, which it is hoped even themodern craze for regulating everydetail of our lives will never stifle.
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