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Indeed, the source of the expression "one of the nine curses that plague mankind" appears to be Trall Dennison, in this article which appeared in The Scottish Antiquary, or, Northern Notes and Queries Vol. 5, No. 19 (1891). Note that in the article he does not explain what the other curses are, or mention them again. Also in his much more detailed ...

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