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" Oblivion is not to be hired. The greater part must be content to be as though they had not been, to be found in the register of God, not in the record of man. Twenty-seven names make up the first story before the flood, and the recorded names ever since... "
The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art - Page 175
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: English Literature in Eight Chapters

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1890 - 302 pages
...Twenty-seven names make up the first story, and the reported names ever since contain not one living century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all...surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the equinox 1 Every hour adds unto that current arithmetic which scarce stands one moment. And since death must...
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Miscellanies Upon Various Subjects

John Aubrey - Superstition - 1890 - 301 pages
...make up the first story before the flood, and the recorded names ever since contain not one living century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all that shall live. The night of time far surpassed! the day, and who knows when was the equinox 1 Every hour adds unto that current arithmetick,...
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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - English literature - 1891 - 701 pages
...make up the first story before the flood, and the recorded names ever since contain not one living century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all...was the equinox? Every hour adds unto that current arithmetick, which scarce stands one 19 A word used by Aristotle of the soul as the tnlrltchia of the...
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighiere: Paradiso

Dante Alighieri - 1892
...Twenty-seven names make up the first story, and the recorded names ever since contain not one living century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all...night of time far surpasseth the day ; and who knows w hen was the equinox ? Every hour adds unto that current arithmetic, which scarce stands one moment."...
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The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopędia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - Literature - 1893
...Twenty-seven names make up the first story, and the recorded names ever since contain not one living century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all...surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the equinox T Every hour adds unto that current arithmetie, which scarce stands one moment. And since death must...
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The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri - 1893 - 760 pages
...Twenty-seven names make up the first story, and the recorded names ever since contain not one living century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all that shall live. The night of time far surpassed! the day; and who knows when was the equinox ? Every hour adds unto that current arithmetic,...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - English Literature - 1894 - 313 pages
...Twenty-seven names make up the first story, and the reported names ever since contain not one living century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all...stands one moment. And since death must be the Lucina 4 of life, and even pagans could doubt whether thus to live were to die ; since our longest sun sets...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1894 - 313 pages
...Twenty-seven names make up the first story, and the reported names ever since contain not one. living century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all that shall live. The night of time far surpasseth tlie day, and who knows when was the equinox? Every hour adda unto that current arithmetic which scarce...
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 3

Dante Alighieri - 1895
...long exceedeth all that shall live. The night of time far surpasseth the day ; and who knows v* hen was the equinox ? Every hour adds unto that current arithmetic, which scarce stands one moment." 79. Shirley, Death's Final Conquest : — The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial...
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Narrative and Meaning in Early Modern England: Browne's Skull and Other ...

Howard Marchitello - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 229 pages
...discussion of the follies of human ambition for "diuturnity" culminates in Browne's famous crescendo: And since death must be the Lucina of life, and even Pagans could doubt whether thus to live, were to dye. Since our longest Sunne sets at right descensions, and makes but winter arches, and therefore...
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