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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. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 346
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Three O'Clock Dinner

Josephine Pinckney - Fiction - 2001 - 340 pages
...again Charleston. Drawing her theme from a passage in Sir Thomas Browne's Urne-Buriall (1658), "Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave," Pinckney traces the fall and rise and fall again of the reputation of Augustus Grimshawe, the classic...
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Selected Writings

Sir Thomas Browne - English prose literature - 2003 - 180 pages
...itself 59] adequaey 6ll] heaven or hell 61 1 a transgresston owing to oversight by obltvton But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes and pompous in the grave, solemn i /ing nativities and deatbs with equal lustre, nor omitting eeremonies of bravery in the infamy...
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英國文學史略

Benjamin Ifor Evans - English literature - 2006 - 520 pages
...have found unhappy frustration; and to hold long subsistence seems but a scape in oblivion. But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous...lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery, in the infamy of his nature. (Religio Medici, 1643) (Jeremy Taylor, 1613-67) (Holy Living, 1650) ffi...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch, Michael Ravitch - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 512 pages
...have found unhappy frustration; and to hold long subsistence, seems but a scape in oblivion. But man is a Noble Animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous...the grave, solemnizing Nativities and Deaths with equall lustre, nor omitting Ceremonies of bravery, in the infamy of his nature. Life is a pure flame,...
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A Talent for Living: Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston Literary Tradition

Barbara L. Bellows - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 336 pages
...with mortality. She drew a line from Sir Thomas Browne's Hydrotaphia; or Urne-Buriall (1658): "Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave." The ironic title set the tone of the book, a satire on twentieth-century Charleston society executed...
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Thoughts on Man, His Nature, Productions and Discoveries

William Godwin - Philosophy - 2006 - 646 pages
...remained inaccessible to the weaknesses of other men. 5 It is the observation of sir Thomas Browne: "Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave." One of the most remarkable examples of this is to he found in the pyramids of Egypt. They are generally...
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Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts

Clive James - Artists - 2007 - 924 pages
...title: Lie Down in Darkness.) Another three-part two-parter should be more famous than it is. "Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave." Really there should be a colon after "animal," and everything after the colon is a single clause, soaring...
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