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" 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 surpasseth the day; and who knows when was the equinox ? Every... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 344
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - Literature - 1923 - 228 pages
...The night of time far surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the Equinox? Every hour adds unto that current arithmetic, which scarce stands one moment....descensions, and makes but winter arches, and therefore it can not be long before we lie down in darkness and have our light in ashes; since the brother of Death...
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The Literary Essay in English

Eleanore (Sister Mary) - English literature - 1923 - 260 pages
...his faultless style and, more particularly, his mastery of the sonorous periodic sentence. "And _J 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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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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Caribbean Panorama: An Anthology from and about the English-speaking ...

Kathleen Kelley Ferracane - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 264 pages
...possible to colonize via culture and not just through physical force? Ruins of a great house though our longest sun sets at right descensions and makes but winter arches, it cannot be long before we liedown in darkness, andhaveour light in ashes... Browne: Urn Burial Stones...
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Death & Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays

Tony Kushner - Drama - 2000 - 316 pages
...surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the Aequinox? Every houre addes unto that current Arithmetique, which scarce stands one moment. And since death must...even Pagans could doubt whether thus to live, were to dye. Since our longest Sunne sets at right decensions, and makes but winter arches, and therefore it...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the Equinox? Every houre addes unto that current Arithmetique, which scarce stands one moment. And since death must...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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The United Service Magazine, Part 2

Military art and science - 1838
...night of time far surpasneth the day, and who shall know when was the equinox ? Every hour adds unto that current arithmetic which scarce stands one moment. And since death must be the Lucina of life, and if even Pagans could doubt whether thus to live were to die — (since our longest sun sets at right...
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