The Mayor of Casterbridge
"Here and everywhere are folk dying before their time like frosted leaves, though wanted by the world, the country, and their own families, as badly as can be; while I, an outcast and an incumbrance, wanted by nobody, I live on, and can't die if I try." (44.10)
The expression of her face was one of nervous pleasure rather than of gaiety. (44.14)
Michael Henchard's Will
That Elizabeth-Jane Farfrae be not told of my death, or made to grieve on account of me.
& that I be not bury'd in consecrated ground.
&that no sexton be asked to toll the bell.
&that nobody is wished to see my dead body.
&that no murners [sic] walk behind me at my funeral.
&that no flours [sic] be planted on my grave.
& that no man remember me.
To his I put my name.
Michael Henchard. (45.27)