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" But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave, solemnizing nativities and deaths with equal lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature. "
Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ... - Page 301
by William Hazlitt - 1821 - 356 pages
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...destroy our souls, and hath assured our resurrection, tither of our bodies or names, hath directly promised no duration. Wherein there is so much of...frustration; and to hold long subsistence seems but a scape iri oblivion. But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the gravej solemnizing nativities...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...destroy our souls, and hath assured our resurrection, either of our bodies or names, hath directly promised no. duration. Wherein there is so much of...boldest expectants have found unhappy frustration; arid to hold long subsistence seems but a scape in oblivion. But man is a nobl* animal, splendid in...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...destroy our souls, and hath assured our resurrection, either of our bodies or names, hath directly promised no duration. Wherein there is so much of chance, that the boldest expectants have fotmd unhappy frustration; and to hold long subsistence seems but a scape in oblivion. But man is a...
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The Reflector: a quarterly magazine, on subjects of philosophy, politics ...

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1811 - 503 pages
...gloves ; also the bu. lial fees paid, if not exceeding one guinea." " Man," says Sir Thomas Browne, " is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in. the grave." Whoever drew up this little advertisement, certainly understood this appetite in the species, and has...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...destroy our souls, and hath assured our resurrection; either of our bodies or names, hath directly promised no duration. Wherein there is so much of...subsistence seems but a scape in oblivion. But man is a noblt animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave; solemnizing nativities and deaths with equal...
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A general history and collection of voyages and travels, arranged in ...

General history - 1814
...important than eloquence, in the words of an author already quoted at the commencement of this note : " Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous...lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery, in the infancy of his nature ;" the reason for which is explained by another author, in words Mill more...
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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 13

Robert Kerr - Voyages and travels - 1815
...an author already quoted at the commencement of this note : " Man is a noble animal, jsplendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave, solemnizing nativities...lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery, in the infancy of his nature;" the reason for which is explained by another author, in words still more...
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Atheneum, Or, Spirit of the English Magazines

Technology & Engineering - 1831
...all earthly glory, and the quality of either state, after death, makes a folly of posthumous memory. But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes and pompous...ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature." Dr. Gooch. In the autumn of 1822, Gooch made a tour through North Wales; and on his return passed...
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The Works of Charles Lamb: In Two Parts, Volume 1

Charles Lamb - 1818
...gloves ; also, the burial fees paid, if not exceeding one guinea." " Man," says Sir Thomas Browne, " is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave." Whoever drew up this little advertisement, certainly understood this appetite in the species, and has...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 21

John Gibson Lockhart - Literature, Modern - 1819
...being ever, and as content with six foot as the moles of Adrianus.' ' Man,' says the same writer, ' is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous...lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infancy of his nature.' It is indeed worthy of notice, that the Caffres are the only savages who have...
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