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St. Luke, xvi. 19-31.

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine

linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain

beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich

man's table : moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And

it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the

angels into Abraham's bosom : the rich man also died, and was

buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and

seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried

and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus,

that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my

tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said,

Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good

things, and likewise Lazarus evil things : but now he is com.

forted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us

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