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[56] Et grave mors quoque crimen erat. These words admit different meanings: for we may explain them either, 'that death, in this case, served only to increase my shame, by publishing it to all the world;' or, 'that even death itself here was a crime, because, by the steps which I was obliged to take in order to keep the matter secret, I exposed myself to manifest cancer, and might, in some sense, he said to be accessary to my own death.

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