Our Eternity

By Maurice Maeterlinck; Alexander Teixeira De Mattos | Go to book overview

OUR ETERNITY

CHAPTER I
OUR INJUSTICE TO DEATH

I

IT has been well said: "Death and death alone is what we must consult about life; and not some vague future or survival, where we shall not be. It is our own end; and everything happens in the interval between death and now. Do not talk to me of those imaginary prolongations which wield over us the childish spell of number; do not talk to me--to me who am to die outright--of societies and peoples! There is no reality, there is no true duration, save that between the cradle and the grave. The rest is mere bombast, show, delusion! They call me a master because of some magic in my speech and

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