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    Any prospect of awakening or coming to life to a dead man makes indifferent all times and places.  The place where that may occur is always the same, and indescribably pleasant to all our senses.  For the most part we allow only outlying and transient circumstances to make our occasions.  They are, in fact, the cause of our distraction.  Nearest to all things is that power which fashions their being.  Next to us the grandest laws are continually being executed.  Next to us is not the workman whom we have hired, with whom we love so well to talk, but the workman whose work we are.
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