In Jane Austen’s book Emma, she mentions the following riddle (Chapter IX):
My first doth affliction denote,
Which my second is destin’d to feel
And my whole is the best antidote
That affliction to soften and heal.–
The answer to the riddle isn’t given. I’ve tried to guess the answer, but can’t think of anything. Help!
P.S. The text of the novel can be found here.
Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains.