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" Pyramids, arches, obelisks were but the irregularities of vainglory and wild enormities of ancient magnanimity. But the most magnanimous resolution rests in the Christian religion, which trampleth upon pride and sits on the neck of ambition, humbly pursuing... "
The Christian Examiner - Page 397
1826
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...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 in their names, and prsdicavOL. tit. I, L... ment of chimeras, was large satisfaction unto old expectations, and made one...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...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 in their names, and praedicaVOL. III. V meiit of chimeras, was large satisfaction unto old expectations, and made one part...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 21

1819
...grows old itself bids us hope no long duration, — diuturnity is a dream and folly of expectation. • To subsist in lasting monuments, to live in their productions, to exist in their names, — was large satisfaction unto old expectations, and made one part of their elysiums. But all this...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 21

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - Literature, Modern - 1819
...grows old itself bids us hope no long duration, — diuturnity is a dream and folly of expectation. • To subsist in lasting monuments, to live in their productions, to exist in their names, — was large satisfaction unto old expectations, and made one part of their elysiums. But all this...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - Dramatists, English - 1821 - 356 pages
...obelisks, were but the irregularities of vain-glory, and wild enormities of ancient magnanimity. But the most magnanimous resolution rests in the Christian...diameters, and be poorly seen in angles of contingency. " Pious spirits who passed their days in raptures of futurity, made little more of this world, than...
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Lectures chiefly on the dramatic literature of the age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1821
...obelisks, were but the irregularities of vain-glory, and wild enormities of ancient magnanimity. But the most magnanimous resolution rests in the Christian...diameters, and be poorly seen in angles of contingency. " Pious spirits who passed their days in raptures of futurity, made little more of this world, than...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...obelisks, were but the irregularities •of vain glory, and wild enormities of ancient magnanimity. But the most magnanimous resolution rests in the Christian...diameters, and be poorly seen in angles of •contingency. Pious spirits who passed their days in raptures of futurity, made little more of this world, than the...
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Literary gems [ed. by J.S.].

Literary gems - 1826
...obelisks, were but the irregularities of vain-glory, and wild enormities of ancient . magnanimity; but the most magnanimous resolution rests in the Christian...diameters, and be poorly seen in angles of contingency.^: Pious spirits, who passed their days in raptures of futurity, made little more of this world than the...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 82

1822
...handsome anticipation of heaven. The glory of the world is surely over, and the earth in ashes unto them. To subsist in lasting monuments, to live in their...and predicament of chimeras was large satisfaction to old expectations, and made one part of their elygium. But all this is nothing in the metaphysics...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1830
...upon pride, and sits on the m-ck of ambition, humbly pursuing that infallible perpetuity, unto winch can Book Exchange Pions spirits, who passed their dnys in raptures of futurity, made little more of this world than the...
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