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The memory of earthly things is charged, in after life, with bitter disappointment, affliction, death; with dreary change and wasting sorrow.
Tom got about, a little, on Thursday, was down-town Friday, and nearly as whole as ever Saturday; but Becky did not leave her room until Sunday, and then she looked as if she had passed through a wasting illness.
He commended me for not wasting my time, with such an evident interest in my case that I was quite surprised; then, rising from his chair, he said: