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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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respite
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • …memory enrage, the mind filled with darkness and despair, never to escape; ever to curse and revile the foul demons who gloat fiendishly over the misery of their dupes, never to behold the shining raiment of the blessed spirits; ever to cry out of the abyss of fire to God for an instant, a single instant, of respite from such awful agony, never to receive, even for an instant, God’s pardon; ever to suffer, never to enjoy; ever to be damned, never to be saved; ever, never; ever, never.

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  • Will hands me a test, and in the time it takes to complete it I do my best to focus entirely on the questions at hand, hoping I’ll find momentary respite from my new reality.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • The respite from the battle felt too good to be true.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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