The human mind is supremely euphemistic. It speaks most of its health when it fears most its ills; it says "Farewell," that is, "Be well," or "May good be with you, "while it makes the mental reservation of sorrow or apprehension at separation; it names also welfare , or the state of faring or being well, when it is most obsessed with some untoward condition, either possible or apparent, which consideration of welfare is designed to avert.
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