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Joke ID 57

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [46] from page s: 44-45
>> Joke: 57

Death— should it be feared ?

Death is a part of life. It is nothing more than the negation of life. If life,therefore, be no general good, death is no general evil. Who shall decideit? Not women and children, but wise men. Thales, the chief of the sages, held life and death as things indifferent.Socrates, the greatestof all philosophers, speaks of death as a deliverance ; and so does Cicero ; and Solomon, who had tasted all the sweets of life, condemns the wholeas vanity and vexation.



  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 44
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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