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Who originated that most exquisite of inquisitions, the condolence system?
If the justices would only retire when they have become burdens to the court itself, or when they recognize themselves that their ...
It would be but a wretched compliment of condolence to offer to a queen of China, or Japan, or India, Scythia, or Gothia, who had ...
Don't order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple.... Be pa ...
Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing--a warfare ...
I am glad to read what you say of his social nature. I think I may say that he was wholly unpretending; and there was this peculia ...
We who knew him well know how great he would have been if he had never written a line.
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