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William Penn. (1644–1718).  Fruits of Solitude.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Part II
 
Union of Friends
 
 
127. They that love beyond the World, cannot be separated by it.  1
  128. Death cannot kill, what never dies.  2
  129. Nor can Spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same Divine Principle; the Root and Record of their Friendship.  3
  130. If Absence be not death, neither is theirs.  4
  131. Death is but Crossing the World, as Friends do the Seas; They live in one another still.  5
  132. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is Omnipresent.  6
  133. In this Divine Glass, they see Face to Face; and their Converse is Free, as well as Pure.  7
  134. This is the Comfort of Friends, that though they may be said to Die, yet their Friendship and Society are, in the best Sense, ever present, because Immortal.  8
 

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