Excerpt from Devereaux
Children of an after century, between you and the being who has traced the pages ye behold - that busy, versatile, restless being - there is but one step - but that step is a century! His now is separated from your now, by an interval of three generations! While He writes, he is exulting in the vigour of health and manhood - while ye read, the very worms are starving upon his dust. This commune between the living and the dead - this intercourse between that which breathes and moves, and is - and that which l'ife animates not, nor mortality knows - annihilates falsehood, and chills even self-delusion into awe. Come.
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