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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. "
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Figures in a Renaissance Context

C. A. Patrides - 1989 - 346 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. (Pp. 312-13) The solemnity...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 pages
...lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion. Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) Welsh poet Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave. Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) English doctor, author I am a temporary enclosure for a temporary purpose;...
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Strange Meeting

Susan Hill - 1992 - 182 pages
...Adversity stretcheth out our days, misery makes Alcmena's nights, and time hath no wings to it.' 'But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes and pompous in...ceremonies of bravery in the infancy of his nature. Life is a pure flame and we live by an invisible fire within us.' "Tis all one to lie in St Innocent's...
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Patronage, Politics, and Literary Traditions in England, 1558-1658

Cedric Clive Brown - 1993 - 309 pages
...assured our resurrection, either of our bodies or names hath directly promised no duration.... 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, (p. 169) The irony...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 pages
...were valued living. EMILY 8RONTĖ (181 8-48), English novelist. Withering Heights, ch. 13(1847). 5 Man " in Wine from These Grapes (1934). 10 The childhood shows the SIR THOMAS BROWNE (1605-82). English doctor, author. Urn Burial, ch. 5(1658). 6 All that tread. The...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pages
...(1922-1986) British poet. "Days," st. 1, The Whitsun Weddings (1964). Written Aug. 3, 1953. Dead, the 1 Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave. THOMAS BROWNE, (1605-1682) British doctor, author. Urn Burial, ch. 5 (1658). 2 An orphan's curse would...
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Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton: Literature, Religion and ...

Achsah Guibbory - 2006 - 292 pages
...assured our resurrection, either of our bodies or names hath directly promised no duration . . . 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, (p. 169) The irony...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...Generatlons pass while some trees stand, and old families last not three oaks. 1607 Hydriotaphia Man stress' I would Love you ten years before the flood: And you sh 1608 Religlo Medici Who can speak of eternity without a solecism, or think thereof without an ecstasy?...
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The Right Touch

David M. Delo - 2000 - 304 pages
...in evolution. The people who oppose you are without honor. You should read Sir Thomas Browne: 'Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.'" Nick and I had lunch at the Hippo on Van Ness, then headed for the post office. While I was doing a...
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Three O'Clock Dinner

Josephine Pinckney - 2001 - 296 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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