Posted by ESC on May 29, 2003
In Reply to: Re: In the midst of life we are in DEATH posted by Word Camel on May 29, 2003
: : I first heard this in a Clint Eastwood movie-The Outlaw Josie
Wales. The character says "Like the good book says in the midst
of life we are in debt..."
: : I can't find it in the Bible.
: : It also pops up on a Morrisey song.
: It's death. It's meant to mean that death is part of life.
"In the midst of life we are in death." Book of Common Prayer, The Burial of the Dead, First Anthem. ("Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," Fifth Edition, edited by Elizabeth Knowles,Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2001).