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" But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity ; who can but pity the founder of the pyramids ? Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana; he is almost lost... "
Miscellaneous Works of Sir Thomas Browne: With Some Account of the Author ... - Pagina 211
door Sir Thomas Browne - 1831 - 304 pagina’s
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The casquet of literature, a selection in poetry and prose, ed. with notes ...

Casket - 1874
...tinir hath spared the epitaph of Adrian's hor^e, con founded that of himself. In vain we coinpu!'1 our felicities by the advantage of our good names, since bad have equal durations: am. Thersites is like to live as long ae Agamemnon without the savour of the everlasting register....
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The Romance of Biography: Chapters on the Strange and Wonderful in Human Life

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1876 - 383 pagina’s
...without distinction to merit of perpetuity. Who can but pity the founder of the Pyramids ? Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana — he is almost...of Adrian's horse — confounded that of himself. Who knows whether the best of men be known ? or, whether there be not more remarkable persons forgot...
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Complete manual of analysis and paraphrasing, by W. Davidson and J.C. Alcock

William Davidson (B.A.) - 1877
...reverence. 4. Generations pass while some trees stand, and old families last not three oaks. 5. Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana : he is almost lost that built it. G. To write and speak correctly f'ves a grace and gains a favourable attention to what one has to say....
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Religio Medici: A Letter to a Friend, Christian Morals, Urn-burial, and ...

Sir Thomas Browne - 1878 - 440 pagina’s
...giving them what names they please, and unto some the names of the old Egyptian kings out of Herodotus. But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her...and Thersites is like to live as long as Agamemnon. AVho knows whether the best of men be known, or whether there be not more remarkable persons forgot...
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Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: And Characters of ...

William Hazlitt - 1878 - 515 pagina’s
...without distinction to merit of perpetuity. Who can but pity the founder of the pyramids ? Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana : he is almost...our good names, since bad have equal durations: and Theraites is like to live as long as Agamemnon. Who knows whether the best of men be known ? or whether...
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The Casket of Literary Gems: Containing Tales and Sketches. Choice ...

1879 - 304 pagina’s
...without distinction to merit of perpetuity. Who can but pity the founder of the pyramids ? Herostratus lives, that burnt the temple of Diana! he is almost...and Thersites is like to live as long as Agamemnon, without the favor of the everlasting register. Who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers - 1879
...distinction to merit or perpetmty: who can but pity the founder of the Pyramids. Herostratus lives that ournt the temple of Diana; he is almost lost that built...durations ; and Thersites is like to live as long as Agamemnou, without the favour of the everlasting register. Who knows whether the best of men be known...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...without distinction to merit of perpetuity. Who can but pity the founder of the pyramids? Herostmtus lives that burnt the temple of Diana, he is almost...since bad have equal durations, and Thersites is like toliveas long as Agamemnon. Who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether there be not more...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1881 - 536 pagina’s
...to merit of perpetuity. Who can but pity the founder of the Pyramids? Herostratus lives that burned e basis of things without the favour of the everlasting register. Who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1881
...lives that burnt the temple of Diana ; ne is nlu lost lost that built it : timo hath spared the ep.taph of Adrian's horse ; confounded that of himself. In...felicities by the advantage of our good names, since bad liavj equal durations ; and Thai-sites is like* to live us hmp «8 Agamemnon, without the favour of...
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