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" It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man, to tell him he is at the end of his nature ; or that there is no further state to come, unto which this seems progressional, and otherwise made in vain. "
Southey's Common-place Book - Página 273
por Robert Southey - 1849
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Some Literary Associations of East Anglia

William Alfred Dutt - 1907 - 342 páginas
...writer who, starting with a description of the finding of some urns, is presently declaiming — " It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man to tell him he is at the end of his nature ; or that there is no further state to come, unto which this seems progressional,...
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Byways in British Archaeology

Walter Johnson - 1912 - 529 páginas
...past, seem to have acted towards the dead in accordance with the word of our English philosopher : " It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man to tell him he is at the end of his nature'." We have yet to review, very briefly, three or four interesting subjects...
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Isis Unveiled: a Master Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science ...

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky - 1919
...This is the yearning after the proofs of immortality. As Sir Thomas Browne has expressed it: ". . . it is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at...he is at the end of his nature, or that there is no future state to come, unto which this seems progressive, and otherwise made in vain." Let any religion...
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A Treasury of English Prose

Logan Pearsall Smith - 1920 - 237 páginas
...more spacious maxims, lie so deep as he is placed . . . were a query too sad to insist on. Ibid. IT is the heaviest stone that Melancholy can throw at a man, to tell him he is at the end of his nature. Ibid. ADVERSITY stretcheth out our days, misery makes Alcmena's nights,...
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Sir Thomas Browne

William P Dunn - 1950 - 182 páginas
...animosity of that attempt. "It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man, to tell him he is at the end of his nature; or that there is no "Ibid., I, 44. further state to come, unto which this seems progressional, and otherwise made in vain."...
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Isis Unveiled: (Two Volumes in a Slipcase)

H. P. Blavatsky - 1994 - 1506 páginas
...ages. This is the yearning after the proofs of immortality. As Sir Thomas Browne has expressed it: "it is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at...he is at the end of his nature, or that there is no future state to come, unto which this seems progressive, and otherwise made in vain." * Let any religion...
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Osler: Inspirations from a Great Physician

Charles S. Bryan - 1997 - 253 páginas
...to tell a patient that he is past all hope. As Sir Thomas Browne says, "It is the hardest stone you can throw at a man to tell him that he is at the end of his tether"; and yet, put in the right way to an intelligent man it is not always cruel. . . . Our inconsistent...
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Narrative and Meaning in Early Modern England: Browne's Skull and Other ...

Howard Marchitello - 1997 - 229 páginas
...body, and unsparing of the soul . . . We die wholly, and no part of us remains'" (RM 87). Also, "It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man, to tell him he is at the end of his nature; or that there is no further state to come, unto which this seemes progressionall,...
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English Spirituality: From Earliest Times to 1700

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 548 páginas
...of a life after this one, which in turn allows us to see diis one in its only true perspective: It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man, to tell him he is at the end of his nature; or that there is no further state to come, unto which this seemes progressionall,...
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Selected Writings

Sir Thomas Browne - 2003 - 168 páginas
...modem times when there ts litrle left to espeet eseept what the sorry esample of the past permits him he is at the end of his nature, or that there is no further state to eome umo whieh this seems professional, and otherwise made in vain. Without this aeeomplishmem the...
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