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"This pestilence was so powerful that it was communicated to the healthy by contact with the sick, the way a fire close to dry or oily things will set them aflame," Introduction, p. 4.

"How could you say such things and be a man of God?" First Day, First Story, p. 24.

"You should know, my dear companions, that just as stupidity can often remove one from the state of happiness and place him in the greatest misery, so, too, intelligence can rescue the wise man from the gravest of dangers and restore him to his secure state," First Day, Third Story, p. 32.

"There is no doubt I am coming to my end, and this grieves me for living has never pleased me so much as it does now," Second Day, Seventh Story, p. 58.

"If I thought you could keep a secret, I would tell you a thought that has passed...

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