Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fear of death: 1807

Hasty interment is still a prevalent custom in Russia; and even premature burials are said to be not quite unknown. A short time previous to my departure, the following horrid circumstance was related at St. Petersburgh...
--From La Belle assemblée--

You didn't just have to fear death, but getting sick enough that people would bury you anyway.

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