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This is even more clearly apparent in The Life and Death of Mr. Badman , which
appeared in 1680. Again a moral tract , its purpose is to describe " the life and
death of the ungodly , and of their travel from this world to hell . " But this time
Attentive : Pray , how was he in his death ? Was death strong upon him , or did he
die with ease , quietly ? Wiseman : As quietly as a lamb . There seemed not to be
in it , to standers by , so much as a strong struggle of nature . And as for his ...
the idea " is that of a young person conscious of a great capacity for life , but early
stricken and doomed , condemned to death under short respite , while also
enamored of the world ; aware moreover of the condemnation and passionately ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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