To have lived a long life, to have left the lot of many of those around you a little bit better than it once was, to have been genuinely loved by a great many people, and to have died in God's good grace, is no small thing to have happened to any man.

Skeffington's eulogy—The Last Hurrah

The undertaker dressed James Michael Curley in the morning coat and grey trousers he always affected on high occasions, laced a rosary in his hands, and around his waist tied the knotted white cord of the Third...

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