Quotation by Samuel Butler

"Promise me solemnly," I said to her as she lay on what I believed to be her death bed, "if you find in the world beyond the grave that you can communicate with me—that there is some way in which you can make me aware of your continued existence—promise me solemnly that you will never, never avail yourself of it." She recovered and never, never forgave me.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 16, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).
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