„The chamber where the good man meets his fate
Is privileg’d beyond the common walk
Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of heaven.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

Zdroj: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night II, Line 633.

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