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Greenmantle, John Buchan (1916):

“I fancy it isn’t the men who get most out of the world and are always buoyant and cheerful that most fear to die. Rather it is the weak-engined souls who go about with dull eyes, that cling most fiercely to life. They have not the joy of being alive which is a kind of earnest of immortality… I know that my thoughts were chiefly about the jolly things that I had seen and done; not regret, but gratitude.”

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