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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 there
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 mind, ...
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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