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Death of the Sensualist. --The end of Falstaff may stand as a type for the close of every such life. It was without regret and without honor. There is no life so melancholy in its close as thad for the song of the viol, there are the meanings of death. The class is well embodied in Falstaff, in his life, also in his death. No death in Shakespeare is more sadly impressive to me than that of Falstaff. In other deaths there is the sweetness of innocence, or the force of passion. Desdemona expires in her gentleness; Hamlet, with all his solemn majesty about him; Macbeth reels beneahausted life and misery; Othello has no more for which he can exist; but the closing moments of Falstaff are gloomy, without being tragic; they are dreary and oppressive, with little to relieve the si in the most unpromising circumstances he compels us to feel its sacredness. The last hours of Falstaff he enshrouds in the dignity of death, and by a few simple and pathetic words in the mouth of hi