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(1889) [MARC] Author: Mary Wollstonecraft With: Henry Morley
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equality to mow them down with the common mass,
than struggle to become a monument of the instability
of human greatness.

The teeth, nails, and skin were whole, without
appearing black like the Egyptian mummies; and some
silk, in which they had been wrapped, still preserved
its colour——pink——with tolerable freshness.

I could not learn how long the bodies had been in
this state, in which they bid fair to remain till the Day
of Judgment, if there is to be such a day; and before
that time, it will require some trouble to make them fit
to appear in company with angels without disgracing
humanity. God bless you ! I feel a conviction that we
have some perfectible principle in our present
vestment, which will not be destroyed just as we begin to
be sensible of improvement; and I care not what habit
it next puts on, sure that it will be wisely formed to
suit a higher state of existence. Thinking of death
makes us tenderly cling to our affections; with more
than usual tenderness I therefore assure you that I ana
yours, wishing that the temporary death of absence
may not endure longer than is absolutely necessary.

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