I know well how the prince and others would like me, instead of indulging in all these wicked words of my own, to sing, to the glory and triumph of morality, that well-known verse of Gilbert’s: " ’O, puissent voir longtemps votre beaute sacree Tant d’amis, sourds a mes adieux!
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Only adieu, mon plaisir, may we meet again.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
You can perhaps think it is a little thing, Stingo, but it is to permit someone to die without a farewell, an adieu, a single word of comfort or understanding that is so terrible to bear.