The avoiding grim quotes New Year's resolution was never going to last...
To wait for one who never comes,
To be in bed and not to sleep,
To serve well and not to please,
To have a horse that will not go,
To be sick and lack the cure,
To be a prisoner without hope,
To lose the way when you would journey,
To stand at a door that none will open,
To have a friend who would betray you,
These are the ten pains of death.
Giovanni Florio, Second Fruits quoted in Gavin Maxwell The Ten Pains of Death