The gasping cry (sounding like a croak
) heard just when a baby is born
(ie. as lungs
fill with air) and the exact same sound heard just when a person dies
. (ie. as lungs
"Listen to the newborn infant's cry in the hour of birth
--see the death
struggles in the final hour--and then declare whether what begins and ends in this way can be intended for enjoyment."
's "Journals and Papers," vol. 1, ed. Howard V. Hong et al. (Bloomington, Ind., 1967), p. 338.