Comenius - On Death
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The Great Didactic of John Amos Comenius - Translated into English by M. W. Keatinge, M.A.1967
Those who see a pious and wise man dying seen nothing but the structure of clay falling asunder; he who listens to him hears an angel’s voice and cannot but confess that the dweller is only taking his departure while the house falls to ruin about him.
Even the heathen understood this, so that the Romans, according to Festus called death abitio and the Greeks used [a word] which signifies to ‘go away’. To ‘go away’ is thus used instead of ‘to die’ or ‘to perish’. This can only be because by death nothing is understood but transition to another life.
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Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble