Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
The great American revolutionary Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense and The Rights of Man, died at age 72 on June 8, 1809. He is remembered for such quotes as:
“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
“The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will … shrink from the service of his country …”
“My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
The following two-diagram puzzle features one version of the famous unbeliever’s last words, apparently addressed to a priest who approached his deathbed to offer last rites.
(Note: Diagram 2 involves one wraparound or hidden adjacency: Even though the letters do not appear to be adjacent, G is adjacent to M, P is adjacent to H, and T is adjacent to E.)