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I have more than once seen men die, peacefully or tragically, and never have I
seen in their last moments anything to suggest that their spirit was everlasting.
They die as a dog dies. Titian's The Burial of Christ. I feel nothing of the tragedy of
There were swarms of mosquitoes, more than I have ever seen anywhere, and it
was impossible to sit down without being surrounded by them. We rigged up a
mosquito-curtain on the veranda of the living hut and set a table and a couple of ...
I have seen a good deal of suffering in my time and endured a good deal myself.
When I was a medical student I had occasion in the wards of St. Thomas's
Hospital to see the effects of suffering on patients of all sorts. During the war I had
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review