"'Instead of preaching forty year,'
My neighbour Parson Thirdly said,
'I wish I had stuck to pipes and beer.'..."
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Parson Thirdly wishes that he had enjoyed his life more instead of dedicating it to preaching the Word of God. He seems to believe that his years of piousness and servitude made no difference, given that the world is only more brutal and chaotic than it was when he died.
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