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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 is ...
Yet the captain of all these men of death that came against him to take him away ,
was the consumption , for it was that that brought him down to the grave .
ATTENTIVE : Pray , how was he when he drew to his end - how was he when he
the symbol of death and also of life and regeneration , is less effective ; perhaps
because it is less capable of particularization and so is more conventional , but
also because it is associated with the weakest parts of the novel , the self - pity
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The Eighteenth Century
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