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Making comparisons while drinking can have its challenges.
Book 6 Iliad
For Antea, wife of Proetus, lusted after him, and would have had him lie with her in secret; but Bellerophon was an honourable man and would not, so she told lies about him to Proteus. 'Proetus,' said she, 'kill Bellerophon or die, for he would have had converse with me against my will.' The king was angered, but shrank from killing Bellerophon, so he sent him to Lycia with lying letters of introduction, written on a folded tablet, and containing much ill against the bearer. He bade Bellerophon show these letters to his father-in-law, to the end that he might thus perish; Bellerophon therefore went to Lycia, and the gods convoyed him safely.
And after a time his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, "Lie with me." But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Look, with me here, my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my hand. He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?" And although she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not consent to lie beside her or to be with her. One day, however, when he went into the house to do his work, and while no one else was in the house, she caught hold of his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside.
When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside,
she called out to the members of her household and said to them, "See, my husband  has brought among us a Hebrew to insult us! He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice;
and when he heard me raise my voice and cry out, he left his garment beside me, and fled outside."
Then she kept his garment by her until his master came home,
and she told him the same story, saying, "The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us, came in to me to insult me;
but as soon as I raised my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me, and fled outside."
When his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, saying, "This is the way your servant treated me," he became enraged. Gen 39:7-19
Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How many are the years of your life?"
Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my earthly sojourn are one hundred thirty; few and hard have been the years of my life. They do not compare with the years of the life of my ancestors during their long sojourn."Gen 47:8-9
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