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Climacʹteric

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It was once believed that 7 and 9, with their multiples, were critical points in life; and 63, which is produced by multiplying 7 and 9 together, was termed the Grand Climacteric, which few persons succeeded in outliving.

“There are two years, the seventh and the ninth, that commonly bring great changes in a man’s life, and great dangers; wherefore 63, that contains both these numbers multiplied together, comes not without heaps of dangers.”—Levinus Lemnius.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Clifford (Paul)
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