“Only because we have been thinking of him. Out of the full heart the mouth speaketh;—that is, the mouth does so when the full heart is allowed to have its own way comfortably.""There are things which should be forgotten.""Forgotten, mamma!""The memory of which should not be fostered by much talking.”
But, mamma, when you go to heaven—""My dear!""But you will go to heaven, mamma, and why should I not speak of it? You will go to heaven, and yet I suppose you have been very wicked, because we are all very wicked. But you won't be told of your wickedness there. You won't be hated there, because you were this or that when you were here.""I hope not, Lily; but isn't your argument almost profane?""No; I don't think so. We ask to be forgiven just as we forgive. That is the way in which we hope to be forgiven, and therefore it is the way in which we ought to forgive. When you say that prayer at night, mamma, do you ever ask yourself whether you have forgiven him?""I forgive him as far as humanity can forgive. I would do him no injury.""But if you and I are forgiven only after that fashion we shall never get to heaven."
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