That said, if a Portuguese child ever goes missing in Britain, we must hope the police aren't as incompetent as those in the Algarve who let down a despairing
Imm al Ghazli said, "They were mentioned together because happiness cannot be obtained except through endeavour, hard work and diligence; a despairing
person neither seeks nor endeavours, because what he hopes for is impossible in his eyes.
It is this determinate principle that emerges more explicitly towards the end of 1849's The Sickness unto Death, where doubt and loss of hope in forgiveness are evoked under the rubric of perhaps the most intensified form of despair: 'The Sin of Despairing
of the Forgiveness of Sins (Offense)'.
Finally, in angry and despairing
words that echo Job's own longing for the peace and rest of non-birth, Jeremiah curses the day when he was born, the day that would be the beginning of sorrow and suffering (20:14-18; cf.
When Mandan's Lear is howling, raging, cursing or despairing
, for the most part, we're right there with him.