Monday, September 20, 2010

L'Estrange: A Sick Kite and her Mother

Pray Mother (says a sick Kite) give over these idle Lamentations, and let me rather have your Prayers. Alas! My Child (says the Dam) which of the Gods shall I go to, for a Wretch that has robb’d all their Altars?

Nothing but the Conscience of a virtuous Life can make Death easy to us; wherefore there’s no trusting to the Distraction of an agonizing and a Death-bed Repentance.

Source: L'Estrange 18.
Milvus Aegrotus

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