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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 360
1819
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...unhappy frustration; arid to hold long subsistence seems but a scape in oblivion. But man is a nobl* animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave,...lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature: * * * To subsist in lasting monuments, to live in their productions, to exist...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...seems but a scape iri oblivion. But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the gravej solemnizing nativities and deaths with equal lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature. * * * To subsist in lasting monuments; to live in their productions, to exist...
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The Reflector: A Quarterly Magazine, on Subjects of Philosophy ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - 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 - 1813
...unhappy frustration; and to hold long subsistence seems but a scape in oblivion. But man is a noblt animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave;...lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature. * * * To subsist in lasting monuments, to live in their productions, to exist...
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A general history and collection of voyages and travels ..., Issues 24-26

General history - 1814
...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...ceremonies of bravery, in the infancy of his nature ;" — the reason for which is explained by another author, in words Mill more sublime and exhilarating...
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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 13

Robert Kerr - 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...ceremonies of bravery, in the infancy of his nature;" — the reason for which is explained by another author, in words still more sublime and exhilarating...
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Spirit of the English Magazines

1831
...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 in...lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature." Dr. Gooch. — In the autumn of 1822, Gooch made a tour through North Wales;...
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The Works of Charles Lamb: In Two Parts, Volume 2

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 Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 1

1820
...taking the grave stone for his faith to lean on, and for his hope's moveless resting place—" But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous...solemnizing nativities and deaths with equal lustre, and not omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature." were, and have new names given...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 1

Henry Southern - 1820
...taking the grave stone for his faith to lean on, and for his hope's moveless resting place — " But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous...solemnizing nativities and deaths with equal lustre, and not omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature." How stupendous is the following...
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