Anthony Trollope quote about madness from Phineas Redux - But mad people never do die. That's a well-known fact. They've nothing to trouble them, and they live for ever.
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But mad people never do die. That's a well-known fact. They've nothing to trouble them, and they live for ever.
 Anthony Trollope, Phineas Redux (1874). copy citation

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Author Anthony Trollope
Source Phineas Redux
Topic madness death trouble
Date 1874
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18640/18640-h/18640-h.htm

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“He doesn't care what becomes of the money. It never ought to have been given up as it was."
"It was settled, I suppose."
"Yes;—if there were children. And it will come back to her if he dies first. But mad people never do die. That's a well-known fact. They've nothing to trouble them, and they live for ever. It'll all go to some cousin of his that nobody ever saw."
"Not as long as Lady Laura lives."
"But she does not get a penny of the income;—not a penny. There never was anything so cruel. He has published all manner of accusations against her."” source

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