>Ulla said, Let him [Messiah] come, but let me not see
him. Rabbah said likewise: Let him come, but
let me not see him. R Joseph said: Let him
come, and may I be worthy of sitting in the
shadow of his ass's saddle.
of Rabbah: What is your reason [for not
wishing to see him]? Shall we say, because of
the birth pains of the Messiah?