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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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History of English Literature: By H.A. Taine, Translated by H. Van ..., Volume 1

Hippolyte Taine - 1885
...can but pity the founder of the pyramids ? Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana, he i» almost lost that built it. Time hath spared the epitaph...of Adrian's horse, confounded that of himself. In vaiii we compute our felicities by the advantage of our good names, .since bad have equal duration...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 1

Hippolyte Taine - 1891
...Herostratus lives that burnt thé temple of Diana; he is almost lost that built it; time hath spared thé epitaph of Adrian's horse; confounded that of himself. In vain we compute our felicities by thé advantage of our good names, since bad hâve equal durations; and Thersites is liketolive as long...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1887 - 536 pagina’s
...to merit of perpetuity. Who can but pity the founder of the Pyramids? tlerostratus lives that burned every man who wishes to become acquainted with the...declamations' of Burke sink into insignificance. They are without the favour of the everlasting register. Who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether...
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Men, Places, and Things

William Mathews - 1887 - 396 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...since bad have equal durations ; and Thersites is likely to live as long as Agamemnon without the favor of the Everlasting Register. The Canaanitish...
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Self-consciousness of Noted Persons

1887 - 187 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...epitaph of Adrian's horse, confounded that of himself. . . . All is vanity, feeding the wind, and folly. The Egyptian mummies, which Cambyses or time hath...
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Classical English Reader: Selections from Standard Authors with Explanatory ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1888 - 452 pagina’s
...without distinction of perpetuity to merit. Who can but pity the founder of the pyramids ] Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana ; he is almost...felicities by the advantage of our good names, since had have equal durations ; and Thersites is like to live as long as Agamemnon. Who knows whether the...
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The Nation, Volume 46

1888
...perpetuity. Who can but pity the founder of the Pyramids! 3erostratus lives, that burnt the Temple of 5iana; he is almost lost, that built it. Time hath spared...Adrian's horse, confounded that of himself. In vain we comnite our felicities by the advantage of our food names; since bad have equal durations; and Thersites...
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English Prose: From Maundevile to Thackeray

Arthur Galton - 1888 - 333 pagina’s
...without distinction to merit of perpetuity. Who can but pity the founder of the Pyramids? fferostratus lives that burnt the Temple of Diana, he is almost...lost that built it ; Time hath spared the Epitaph of Adrians horse, confounded that of himself. In vain we compute our felicities by the advantage of our...
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Contributions of physicians to English and American literature

Robert C. Kenner - 1892 - 93 pagina’s
...without distinction to merit or perpetuity ; who can but pity the founders of the Pyramids. Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana ; he is almost lost that built it ; time has spared the epitaph of Adrian's horse ; confounded that of himself. In vain we compute our felicities...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 pagina’s
...Alexander the Great was born, Herostratus burnt the temple of Diana, at Ephesus, to secure immortal fame. w, if Nature be thus cautious in preserving Thersitcs2 is like to live as long as Agamemnon.3 Who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether...
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