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" 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? "
The Quarterly review - Page 360
1819
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The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 14

Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl - 1899
...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 hour adds unto that current arithmetic, which scarce stands one moment. . . . Darkness...
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Death & Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays

Tony Kushner - 2000 - 316 pages
...and a rare hand with a rubber chicken. Sir Thomas Browne and the Restoration The number of the dead long exceedeth all that shall live. The night of time...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 be...
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The Shape of Irish History

Anthony Terence Quincey Stewart - 2001 - 209 pages
...are no longer the only, or the best, people to tell us the truth about the past. The Night of Time The night of time far surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the Equinox? SIR THOMAS BROWNE 1 The Case of the Missing Millennia In 1642 Dr John Lightfoot, the Master...
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Passageways: Fifty Short Paths Through Time

A.M. Tonkinson - 2002
...more fulfilled? If we are to see our way forward we also have to reflect upon where we have come from. "The night of time far surpasseth the day, and who knows when was (he equinox?" (Thomas Browne) We have grown used to measuring our time by our clocks and watches. But...
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Last Landscapes: The Architecture of the Cemetery in the West

Ken Worpole - 2003 - 223 pages
...Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urnes Lately Found in Norfolk (1658), he assumed that 'The number of the dead long exceedeth all that shall live. The night of time...surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the Aequinox?' 22 Hence the euphemism for death, still common in parts of North America, that when people die they...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 pages
...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 houre addes unto that current Arithmetique, which scarce stands one moment. And since...
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