Of the Goodness and Malice of Sorrow or Pain

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Of the Goodness and Malice of Sorrow or Pain

We must now consider the goodness and malice of pain or sorrow: under which head there are four points of inquiry:

  1. Whether all sorrow is evil?
  2. Whether sorrow can be a virtuous good?
  3. Whether it can be a useful good?
  4. Whether bodily pain is the greatest evil?