I also became a poet and for one year lived in a paradise of my own creation; I imagined that I also might obtain a niche in the temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated.
Chase away your idle fears; to you alone do I consecrate my life and my endeavours for contentment.
Let the day therefore be fixed; and on it I will consecrate myself, in life or death, to the happiness of my cousin.
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The priest consecrated the chapel.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.