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" Death alone that can suddenly make man to know himself. He tells the proud and insolent that they are but Abjects, and humbles them at the instant; makes them cry, complain, and repent, yea, even to hate their forepassed happiness. "
Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ... - Page 61
by George Walker - 1825 - 615 pages
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The Glory of English Prose: Letters to My Grandson

Stephen Coleridge - 1922 - 232 pages
...which hateth and destroyeth man is believed; God which hath made him and loves him is always deferred. It is, therefore, Death alone that can suddenly make...have dared thou hast done; and whom all the world have flattered, thou only hast cast out 21 of the world and despised; thou hast drawn together all...
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The Glory of English Prose: Letters to My Grandson

Stephen Coleridge - 1922 - 232 pages
...which hateth and destroyeth man is believed; God which hath made him and loves him is always deferred. It is, therefore, Death alone that can suddenly make...deformity and rottenness, and they acknowledge it. "0 eloquent, just and mighty Death! whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded; what none have dared...
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Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture

Margreta de Grazia, Maureen Quilligan, Peter Stallybrass - 1996 - 398 pages
...the proud and insolent that they are but abjects, and humbles them at the instant ... He takes the account of the rich, and proves him a beggar, a naked beggar, which hath interest in nothing but the gravel that fills his mouth. He holds a glass before the eyes of the most beautiful, and makes...
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Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

Jonathan Dollimore - 2001 - 384 pages
...instant; makes them cry, complain, and repent, yea, even to hate their forepast happiness. He takes the account of the rich, and proves him a beggar, a naked beggar, which hath interest in nothing but the gravel that fills his mouth. He holds a glass before the eye of the most beautiful, and makes them...
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Death, Desire, and Loss in Western Culture

Jonathan Dollimore, Reader in the School of English and American Studies Jonathan Dollimore - 1998 - 384 pages
...which hath interest in nothing but the gravel that fills his mouth. He holds a glass before the eye of the most beautiful, and makes them see therein...deformity and rottenness and they acknowledge it. (History, p. 396) In early December 1623, five years after Ralegh was finally executed, John Donne...
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Aubrey's Brief Lives

John Aubrey - 1999 - 408 pages
...Sir Walter Raleigh exults "It is therefore Death alone that can suddenly make man to know himself. He holds a glass before the eyes of the most beautiful...them see therein their deformity and rottenness and acknowledge it." This praise of death even made men gloat over the corruption that was only too evident...
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The Living Spirit: Prayers and Readings for the Christian Year

Margaret Hebblethwaite - 2000 - 432 pages
...instant, makes them cry, complain, and repent, yea, even to hate their forepast happiness. He takes the account of the rich, and proves him a beggar, a naked...none could advise, thou hast persuaded; what none hath dared, thou hast done; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hast cast out of the world...
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Dictionary of Literary and Dramatic Censorship in Tudor and Stuart England

Dorothy Auchter, Dorothy Mays - 2001 - 403 pages
...they will be called to account for their sins after death. After death a sinful king will be proven "a beggar; a naked beggar, which hath interest in nothing but in the gravel that fills his mouth." Such statements were potentially explosive during the reign of King James, author of several works...
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Early Modern English Lives: Autobiography and Self-representation, 1500-1660

Ronald Bedford, Lloyd Davis, Philippa Kelly - 2007 - 241 pages
...instant; makes them cry, complain, and repent, yea, even to hate their forepassed happiness. He takes the account of the rich, and proves him a beggar, a naked...deformity and rottenness, and they acknowledge it. 62 For Raleigh, Death is the grim reaper who comes to claim those debts accumulated in Man's time on...
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