Chapter Twenty Nine

1. Vincentius quotes The Meditations (Book II – Para 14) when he says to Patrick, “All the cycles of creation since the beginning of time exhibit the same recurring pattern, so that it can make no difference whether you watch the identical spectacle for a hundred years, or for two hundred, or for ever.”

2. “In all you do or say or think, recollect that at any time the power of withdrawal from life is in your own hands.The Meditations (Book II – Para 11)

3. “He who fears death either fears to lose all sensation, or fears new sensations.  In reality, you will either feel nothing at all, and therefore nothing evil, or else, if you can feel any new sensations, you will be a new creature, and so will not have ceased to have life.” The Meditations (Book VIII – Para 58)