We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream: it may be so the moment after death.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) American writer
American Notebooks (25 Oct 1836)

In Passages from the American Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne, ed. S. Hawthorne (1868). Full text.
Added on 17-Apr-09 | Last updated 17-Apr-09
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