Only one thing, I know: you said you were not as good as you should like to be, and that you regretted your own imperfection; — one thing I can comprehend: you intimated that to have a sullied memory was a perpetual bane.
I preferred utter loneliness to the constant attendance of servants; but Jane’s soft ministry will be a perpetual joy.
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A perpetual flame burns beside the grave of John F. Kennedy.