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" In his hurried march, Time has but looked at their imagined immortality, and all its vanities, from the palace to the tomb, have, with their ruins, erased the very impression of his footsteps ! The days of their glory are as if they had never been ; and... "
The Speeches of Charles Phillips, Esq: Delivered at the Bar, and on Various ... - Page 37
by Charles Phillips - 1821 - 249 pages
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