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" What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable man! To be regarded in his own age as a classic, and in ours as a companion. To receive from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genius have in general received only from posterity... "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 275
edited by - 1833
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Syllabi of the American Society for the Extension of University Teaching

American Society for Extension of University Teaching - University extension - 1897
...Samuel Johnson." — LESLIE STEPHEN. " What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable man I To be regarded in his own age as a classic, and in ours as a companion 1 To receive from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genius have in general received...
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Lord Macaulay: The Task of the Modern Historian; The Puritans; The Trial of ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1898 - 199 pages
...then, sir ? " and the " No, sir ! " and the " You don't see your way through the question, sir ! " What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable...regarded in his own age as a classic, and in ours as a companion—to receive from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genius have in general...
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Examinations Papers

1900
...show, Tempering that mighty sea below." — C. LAMB. (c) What a singular destiny has been that of tbis remarkable man ! To be regarded in his own age as...companion ! To receive from his contemporaries that full bomagB which men of genius have in general received only from posterity ! To be more intimately known...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little. On Horace Wolpole. 1833. What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable...from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genins have in general received only from posterity ; to be more intimately known to posterity than...
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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review ..., Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1903
...then, sir ? " and the " No, sir ! " and the " You don't see your way through the question, sir ! " What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable...To receive from his contemporaries that full homage 1 Rambler, No. 119. 2 " Merry Wives of Windsor," act iv., scene 2. AUTHOR'S FOOTNOTE.—It is proper...
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Selections from the Writings of Lord Macaulay, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1903 - 475 pages
..."What then, sir?" and the " No, sir ; " and the " You don't see your way through the question, sir ! " What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable...companion ! To receive from his contemporaries that full 1 The editor was Mr. John Wilson Croker, who had prepared the edition of Boswell's Johnson which Macaulay...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great Seemed to him little. On Horace Walpole. 1833. What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable...his own age as a classic, and in ours as a companion I To receive from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genius have in general received...
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Milton. Machiavelli. Hallam's Constitutional history. Southey's Colloquies ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1903
...way through the question, sir ! " What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable man ! I'o be regarded in his own age as a classic, and in ours as a cornpinion. To receive from his contemporaries that full homage 1 Ramtttr, No. 119. • " Merry Wives...
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Famous Reviews

Reginald Brimley Johnson - Books - 1914 - 498 pages
...then, sir ? " and the " No, Sir ! " and the " You don't see your way through the question, sir ! " What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable...homage which men of genius have in general received from posterity ! To be more intimately known to posterity than other men are known to their contemporaries...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1914 - 1454 pages
..."«•"as little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little. On Horace Walpole. 1833. What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkAble...! — To be regarded in his own age as a classic, »Dd in ours as a companion ! To receive from his can't e-mporaries that full homage which men of genius...
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