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1. As to the eighty-sixth question and reply, that which you ask is thus: How is it good when they give a gift for the ceremonial?

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2. The reply is this, that as it is necessary, so that the ceremonial of the sacred beings may be more advanced, and such wealth may more come on to the good work, for the proper stipends of the undertakers and solemnizers--that they may become less lukewarm as regards the accompanying proprieties, and thereby diligent in performing them--and there is not in it 1 an express connection manifested with different work, and with that which has proceeded from so many previous good people, I deem the introduction of it 2 more expressly better.


250:1 The ceremonial.

250:2 The gift.

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