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" Oblivion is not to be hired. The greater part must be content to be as though they had not been, to be found in the register of God, not in the record of man. Twenty-seven names make up the first story before the flood, and the recorded names ever since... "
The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art - Página 149
editado por - 1840
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Narrative and Meaning in Early Modern England: Browne's Skull and Other ...

Howard Marchitello - 1997 - 229 páginas
...discussion of the follies of human ambition for "diuturnity" culminates in Browne's famous crescendo: And since death must be the Lucina of life, and even Pagans could doubt whether thus to live, were to dye. Since our longest Sunne sets at right descensions, and makes but winter arches, and therefore...
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Death & Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays

Tony Kushner - 2000 - 316 páginas
...gentleman of the theater, and a rare hand with a rubber chicken. Sir Thomas Browne and the Restoration The number of the dead long exceedeth all that shall...far surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the Aequinox? Every houre addes unto that current Arithmetique, which scarce stands one moment. And since...
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The Shape of Irish History

Anthony Terence Quincey Stewart - 2001 - 209 páginas
...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 of St Catharine's...
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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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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 páginas
...Twenty seven Names make up the first story, and the recorded names ever since contain not one living Century. The number of the dead long exceedeth all...the day, and who knows when was the Equinox? Every houre addes unto that current Arithmetique, which scarce stands one moment. And since death must be...
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