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Quotation by Hilaire Belloc
When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'
Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953), French-born British poet. On His Books (l. 1–2).
See Bible: Hebrew on repentance. Norton Book of Light Verse, The. Russell Baker, ed. (1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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