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Toasts to the Departed

To our dear departed friend-Oliver Herford was right:
"Only the good die young.”

"Let us make our glasses kiss;
Let us quench the sorrow-cinders."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

May every hair on your head turn into a candle to light your way to heaven, and may God and his Holy Mother take the harm of the years away from you.

"To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die.”

"Oh, here's to other meetings,
And merry greetings then;
And here's to those we've drunk with.
But never can again."
-Stephen Decatur

Time cuts down all,
Both great and small.

To our dear departed, that the devil mightn't hear of his death, till he's safe inside the walls of heaven

Now let us sit and drink and make us merry
And afterward we will his body bury."
-Geoffrey Chaucer

To our loved ones who have passed away, may the winds of heaven whisper hourly benedictions over their hallowed graves.


- , Editor, Etiquette Scholar

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