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Quotation by H.L. Mencken
The dying man doesn't struggle much and he isn't much afraid. As his alkalies give out he succumbs to a blest stupidity. His mind fogs. His will power vanishes. He submits decently. He scarcely gives a damn.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (December 1919). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 48, p. 239-40, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
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