This edition of a most interesting work has been greatly enlarged and thoroughly revised. It is a veritable anthology of death, the author having gathered together all that is beautiful, romantic, witty, humorous, pessimistic or artistic concerning the end of human life. Peculiarly, the book is not pessimistic in tone, but gives the distinct impression that mankind in mass has ever viewed death philosophically. The book contains thousands of quotations from literature and more than one hundred interesting illustrations. The reader, in fact, is left with the impression given by the old English couplet
To look on life with placid eye,
And neither fear nor wish to die.