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  1. The juice of hate.
  2. The sap of reformers, moralists and socialists.
  3. The deadly smile of the optimist when he looks at the under dog.
  4. The physical sweat of a defeated candidate and the emotional sweat of old maids. (Venom, like everything else, is subject to the law of evolution and variation. Between the venom of Cain and the venom of Tolstoy, several million instances could be quoted to prove the universality and beneficence of this breedy instinct.)