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" O eloquent, just, and mighty Death ! whom 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 and despised ; thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched... "
Poems - Page 101
by Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 295 pages
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Elizabethan Mythologies: Studies in Poetry, Drama and Music

Robin Headlam Wells - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 287 pages
...and despised; thou hast drawne together all the farre-stretched greatnesse, all the pride, crueltie, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words: Hicjacet. (Sir Walter Ralegh, The Historie of the World) When Ralegh wrote these words he had good...
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The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 7, Part 1: The Holy ...

John Donne, Gary A. Stringer, Paul A. Parrish - Poetry - 2005 - 720 pages
...answer to Raleigh's claim in History of the World (1614): "O eloquent, just and mighty death! . . . thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched greatness,...the pride, cruelty and ambition of man, and covered all over with these two narrow words, Hie iacet" (bk. 5, ch. 6, sect. 12). Ferry (1983, 220) notes...
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Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture

Margreta de Grazia, Maureen Quilligan, Peter Stallybrass - Literary Collections - 1996 - 398 pages
...just, and mighty Death! . . . whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hath cast out of the world and despised; thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched...and covered it all over with these two narrow words: Hicjacet! There is something at work here which recalls that interplay of power and desire in Sir Thomas...
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Humanism

Tony Davies, Grahame Davies - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 152 pages
...assured', or his contemporary Ralegh invokes the figure of 'eloquent, just, and mighty Death' to rebuke 'all the far-stretched greatness, all the pride, cruelty, and ambition of man', the impulse has nothing in common with 'humanism': a generalised 'man' is called up only to be exposed...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 13

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1875
...dared, thou hast done ; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hast cast out of the world and despised; thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched...and covered it all over with these two narrow words, — Hie jacet " / In conclusion, we can hardly doubt that the speech was made substantially as it has...
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Death, Desire, and Loss in Western Culture

Jonathan Dollimore, Reader in the School of English and American Studies Jonathan Dollimore - Family & Relationships - 1998 - 384 pages
...flattered, thou only hath cast out of the world and despised; thou hast drawn together all the far-fetched greatness, all the pride, cruelty, and ambition of...and covered it all over with these two narrow words: Hie jacet! (History, p. 396) An adoring identification with a ruthless omnipotence is made from an...
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Facing Death: Where Culture, Religion, and Medicine Meet, Part 4

Howard Marget Spiro, Mary G. McCrea Curnen, Lee Palmer Wandel - Medical - 1998 - 212 pages
...and despised: thou hast drawne together all the farre stretched greatnesse, all the pride, crueltie and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words, Hie iacet" (Greenblatt 1973, 153). Galileo had a rather different experience with the death anxieties...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...happily strike out his teeth. 9370 The History of the World O eloquent, just, and mighty Death! ... 6569 In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; A grass-blade's no easier to make t ambitlon of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words, Hicjacet [Here lies). 9371 'As...
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Dictionary of Literary and Dramatic Censorship in Tudor and Stuart England

Dorothy Auchter - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 403 pages
...dared, thou hast done; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hast cast out of the world and despised; thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched...and covered it all over with these two narrow words: Hicjacet! Lastly, whereas this book, by the title it hath, calls itself The First Part of the General...
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The Waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640

William James Bouwsma - History - 2002 - 304 pages
...and despised: thou hast drawne together all the farre stretched greatness, all the pride, crueltie, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words, Hie iacet* Religious leaders, of course, emphasized the omnipresence of death. For Berulle, "the world...
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