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The decay of religion and the increase of superstition are among the most noteworthy of the social changes which I have seen.
And the decay of the presentiment must have been hastened by the failure of so many presentiments to make good.
It hastens the decay of vegetable matter, and the finer comminution of the earthy parts of the soil.
Their decay had been so rapid, that scarcely anything remained but the uppers.
The decay of vegetation was popularly figured as due to the weakness of the god who produced the fertility.
The Knight's tomb, probably formed of Purbeck marble, was too far gone with decay to bear 'translation.'
He would watch the decay of the old trees and the progress of the young, and make pictures in his eyes of every turn in the wood.
The records of history will remain long after their decay or destruction.
As I have already pointed out, the evil of pain, of decay, of degeneration is taken no account of.
When the body falls into decay the soul steps out uninjured, and reports to its Creator for duty.
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