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  • He told of the hemorrhages in the night, of Dr Clark bleeding him and prescribing "exercise and good air," and of the ultimate religious and personal despair which had led Keats to demand his own epitaph be carved in stone as: "Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."†   (source)
  • It might not be amiss to close this book with a few lines from another Bob Dylan song, lines that might serve as Carrie's epitaph: I wish I could write you a melody so plain/That would save you, dear lady, from going insane/That would ease you and cool you and cease the pain/Of your useless and pointless knowledge ....* From My Name Is Susan Snell (p.98): This little book is done now.†   (source)
  • As they carried Mikey to the plane, I tried to think of an epitaph for my greatest buddy, and I could only come up with some poem written by the Australian Banjo Paterson, I guess for one of his heroes, as Mikey was mine: He was hard and tough and wiry-just the sort that won t say die —There was courage in his quick, impatient tread; And he bore the badge ofgameness in his bright and fiery eye, And the proud and lofty carriage of his head.†   (source)
  • Oh-h-h, tempt not the gods of the desert, Lest you seek a lonely epitaph.†   (source)
  • Among them, of course, was that of Dona Fermina Daza de Urbino de la Calle, and next to it her husband's, with a common epitaph: Together still in the peace of the Lord.†   (source)
  • These were his words over my grave, my epitaph, and I was glad that I got to hear them.†   (source)
  • It could be my epitaph.†   (source)
  • It would make a good epitaph for Billy Pilgrim-and for me, too.†   (source)
  • Suddenly the words sounded like an epitaph.†   (source)
  • Chapter 72 —A FITTING EPITAPH.†   (source)
  • Unlike Jefferson, Adams had not composed his own epitaph.†   (source)
  • Nelson Algren is buried there and his epitaph is simple: "The journey is all.†   (source)
  • He had been thinking about pulling her into his arms and kissing her gently, but "Simon Lewis, Molester of Passed-Out Women" wasn't really the epitaph by which he wanted to be remembered.†   (source)
  • My father had picked out the headstone he wanted way back when he was so interested in epitaphs.†   (source)
  • "That sounds depressingly like an epitaph," the commandant said.†   (source)
  • He is exactly who I want to be and what I want my epitaph to say: The Boy Violet Markey Loves.†   (source)
  • I used to know St. Louis, even collected epitaphs.†   (source)
  • As time eats from the tombstones of the past the epitaphs of primeval greatness, and covers the pyramids with the moss of forgetfulness, she directs the eye to the new temples of art and progress that make America the monumental beacon-light of the world.†   (source)
  • The crickety voice still poured out its dry, bleak epitaph.†   (source)
  • That's what they're for, epitaphs, Joel suddenly realized.†   (source)
  • And to the end he had been true to the Union, and to his greatest act of courageous principle; for in his last words to the Senate, Webster had written his own epitaph: I shall stand by the Union ....with absolute disregard of personal consequences.†   (source)
  • Trefusis objected that the epitaph was untrue, and said that he did not see why tombstones should be privileged to publish false statements.   (source)
    epitaph = text written on his tombstone
  • It has been used as a prison for political offenders for two or three hundred years, and its dungeon walls are scarred with the rudely carved names of many and many a captive who fretted his life away here and left no record of himself but these sad epitaphs wrought with his own hands.   (source)
    epitaphs = short texts in memory of dead people
  • It was a less personal epitaph, but it seemed more fitting to Eragon.†   (source)
  • I thought I spoke in epitaph-in the idiom of man.†   (source)
  • We passed the graves of Bonaventure's two most famous residents, Johnny Mercer and Conrad Aiken—Mercer's epitaph affirming a hereafter in which angels sing, Aiken's raising the specter of doubt and of destinations unknown.†   (source)
  • It could have been his epitaph.†   (source)
  • I wonder who and how as I pick pick pick and try to silence my brain by thinking up Embryo's epitaph.†   (source)
  • It was an epitaph that could have been written for Finch, except that I've written one for him myself: Theodore Finch—I was alive.†   (source)
  • I tread water on the surface under the wide, open sky and the sun and all that blue, which reminds me of Theodore Finch, just like everything else reminds me of him, and I think of my own epitaph, still to be written, and all the places I'll wander.†   (source)
  • In bidding farewell to his fellow Senators, Houston told his colleagues that he desired to retire "with clean hands and a clean conscience": I wish no prouder epitaph to mark the board or slab that may lie on my tomb than this: "He loved his country, he was a patriot; he was devoted to the Union."†   (source)
  • Mary's suggestion — for — an epitaph — is very lovely and appropriate, but I wonder, whether people will quite — understand it.†   (source)
  • I was telling Andrew, Mary told her, "I think I know the words, the epitaph, that ought to go on Jay's — on the headstone.†   (source)
  • On the margin, in the secretary's neat hand, was the laconic epitaph "susp.†   (source)
  • They were now briefer than epitaphs and more terse than commands.†   (source)
  • The Naiads of that land consigned his body to a tomb, whereupon this epitaph: Here Phaethon lies: in Phoebus' ear he fared, And though he greatly failed, more greatly dared.48 This tale of indulgent parenthood illustrates the antique idea that when the roles of life are assumed by the improperly initiated, chaos supervenes.†   (source)
  • He had not as a child ridden with Rupert's horse or sat among the camp fires at Xanthus-side; at the age when my eyes were dry to all save poetry—that stoic, red-skin interlude which our schools introduce between the fast-flowing tears of the child and the man— Hooper had wept often, but never for Henry's speech on St. Crispin's day, nor for the epitaph at Thermopylae.†   (source)
  • wanted it told, written and even printed, she would not have needed to call in anybody—a woman who even in his (Quentin's) father's youth had already established (even if not affirmed) herself as the town's and the county's poetess laureate by issuing to the stern and meagre subscription list of the county newspaper poems, ode eulogy and epitaph, out of some bitter and implacable reserve of undefeat; and these from a woman whose family's martial background as both town and county knew consisted of the father who, a conscientious objector on religious grounds, had starved to death in the attic of his own house, hidden (some said, walled up) there from Confederate provost marshals' men an†   (source)
  • Dead with neat stones above them, saying: 'Here lies a soldier of the Confederacy, dead for the Southland' or 'Dulce et decorum est—' or any of the other popular epitaphs.†   (source)
  • This master was one day walking through the Cathedral of Lima and stopped to read the epitaph of a lady.†   (source)
  • That's his epitaph.†   (source)
  • And so was recorded the second epitaph in two days.†   (source)
  • At his head it stood, silent, erect, and still—a living grave-stone, with its epitaph in blood.†   (source)
  • What lying epitaphs they make over the corpse of love!†   (source)
  • The epitaph of Sir Jenkin Grout is not wholly unintelligible to the present age.†   (source)
  • 'But come, Ernest, can you not give us an epitaph for our unfortunate friend the donkey?†   (source)
  • These are the kinds of epitaphs which men pass over one another in Vanity Fair.†   (source)
  • And this was the epitaph of a dead dog on the Northland trail—less scant than the epitaph of many another dog, of many a man.†   (source)
  • It was his epitaph for all dead friendships and Stephen wondered whether it would ever be spoken in the same tone over his memory.†   (source)
  • Then, with a sudden dart of irony, he wondered if, when their turn came, the same epitaph would be written over him and Zeena.†   (source)
  • She died on the spot and, the next morning, a newspaper appeared with this heading: TWO HUNDRED KILOS ON THE HEAD OF A CONCIERGE That was her sole epitaph!†   (source)
  • The flat was full of literature and decoration: a bronze Buddha from Chicago, a rubbing of Shakespeare's epitaph, a set of Anatole France in translation, a photograph of Cologne cathedral, a wicker tea-table with a samovar whose operation no one in the University understood, and a souvenir post-card album.†   (source)
  • He likewise heard some phrases spoken by the phantom with the short face, the genial Spectator: "When I look upon the tombs of the great, every motion of envy dies in me; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion; when I see the tombs of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow."†   (source)
  • The headstone and epitaph orders fell off: and two or three months later, when autumn came, Jude perceived that he would have to return to journey-work again, a course all the more unfortunate just now, in that he had not as yet cleared off the debt he had unavoidably incurred in the payment of the law-costs of the previous year.†   (source)
  • "Well, Spanker's troubles is over anyway; I guess he's digested by this time an' cavortin' over the landscape in the bellies of twenty different wolves," was Henry's epitaph on this, the latest lost dog.†   (source)
  • Pierre-aux-Boeufs, and in the rear through the Rue du Parvis, driven to bay against Notre-Dame, which they still assailed and Quasimodo defended, at the same time besiegers and besieged, they were in the singular situation in which Comte Henri Harcourt, ~Taurinum obsessor idem et obsessus~, as his epitaph says, found himself later on, at the famous siege of Turin, in 1640, between Prince Thomas of Savoy, whom he was besieging, and the Marquis de Leganez, who was blockading him.†   (source)
  • Wonderfullest things are ever the unmentionable; deep memories yield no epitaphs; this six-inch chapter is the stoneless grave of Bulkington.†   (source)
  • And as ill-luck would have it, to set things right, I began telling a very cultivated anecdote about Piron, how he was not accepted into the French Academy, and to revenge himself wrote his own epitaph: Ci-git Piron qui ne fut rien, Pas meme academicien.†   (source)
  • (I saw the idea suddenly break upon him that he would adapt his epitaph to the occasion, before he went on to say) "And there weren't no objection on your part, and Pip it were the great wish of your hart!†   (source)
  • Louis Philippe having been severely judged by some, harshly, perhaps, by others, it is quite natural that a man, himself a phantom at the present day, who knew that king, should come and testify in his favor before history; this deposition, whatever else it may be, is evidently and above all things, entirely disinterested; an epitaph penned by a dead man is sincere; one shade may console another shade; the sharing of the same shadows confers the right to praise it; it is not greatly to be feared that it will ever be said of two tombs in exile: "This one flattered the other."†   (source)
  • Not long since I read his epitaph in the old Lincoln burying-ground, a little on one side, near the unmarked graves of some British grenadiers who fell in the retreat from Concord—where he is styled "Sippio Brister"—Scipio Africanus he had some title to be called—"a man of color," as if he were discolored.†   (source)
  • In the yard, was Young John making a new epitaph for himself, on the occasion of his dying of a broken heart.†   (source)
  • Laurie dug a grave under the ferns in the grove, little Pip was laid in, with many tears by his tender-hearted mistress, and covered with moss, while a wreath of violets and chickweed was hung on the stone which bore his epitaph, composed by Jo while she struggled with the dinner.†   (source)
  • And Mr Chivery junior went his way, having spontaneously composed on the spot an entirely new epitaph for himself, to the effect that Here lay the body of John Chivery, Who, Having at such a date, Beheld the idol of his life, In grief and tears, And feeling unable to bear the harrowing spectacle, Immediately repaired to the abode of his inconsolable parents, And terminated his existence by his own rash act.†   (source)
  • Next day he saw her buried carefully; and Ernest, at his request, produced an epitaph, which was inscribed upon a slab of stone above her grave.†   (source)
  • No one knew me, for I disguised my voice, and no one dreamed of the silent, haughty Miss March (for they think I am very stiff and cool, most of them, and so I am to whippersnappers) could dance and dress, and burst out into a 'nice derangement of epitaphs, like an allegory on the banks of the Nile'.†   (source)
  • Some of these faubourgs were important: there were, first, starting from la Tournelle, the Bourg Saint-Victor, with its one arch bridge over the Bièvre, its abbey where one could read the epitaph of Louis le Gros, ~epitaphium Ludovici Grossi~, and its church with an octagonal spire, flanked with four little bell towers of the eleventh century (a similar one can be seen at Etampes; it is not yet destroyed); next, the Bourg Saint—†   (source)
  • Bute's curate, a smart young fellow from Oxford, and Sir Pitt Crawley composed between them an appropriate Latin epitaph for the late lamented Baronet, and the former preached a classical sermon, exhorting the survivors not to give way to grief and informing them in the most respectful terms that they also would be one day called upon to pass that gloomy and mysterious portal which had just closed upon the remains of their lamented brother.†   (source)
  • 'Hurrah for the epitaph!†   (source)
  • Although schoolmistresses' letters are to be trusted no more nor less than churchyard epitaphs; yet, as it sometimes happens that a person departs this life who is really deserving of all the praises the stone cutter carves over his bones; who IS a good Christian, a good parent, child, wife, or husband; who actually DOES leave a disconsolate family to mourn his loss; so in academies of the male and female sex it occurs every now and then that the pupil is fully worthy of the praises bestowed by the disinterested instructor.†   (source)
  • By that her eye was instantly caught and long retained; and the perusal of the highly strained epitaph, in which every virtue was ascribed to her by the inconsolable husband, who must have been in some way or other her destroyer, affected her even to tears.†   (source)
    Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
    A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown.   (source)
    epitaph = a short text in memory of a dead person -- usually written on their tombstone
  • His reply to her was an epitaph for their entire generation.†   (source)
  • Let my epitaph be.†   (source)
  • COUNCILLOR NANNETII: (Alone on deck, in dark alpaca, yellowkitefaced, his hand in his waistcoat opening, declaims) When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written.†   (source)
  • Your epitaph is written.†   (source)
  • You cannot better be employ'd, Bassanio, Than to live still, and write mine epitaph.†   (source)
  • Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave, But not remember'd in thy epitaph!†   (source)
  • Sir Nathaniel, will you hear an extemporal epitaph on the death of the deer?†   (source)
  • Your daughter here the princes left for dead; Let her awhile be secretly kept in, And publish it that she is dead indeed: Maintain a mourning ostentation; nd on your family's old monument Hang mournful epitaphs and do all rites That appertain unto a burial.†   (source)
  • His good remembrance, sir, Lies richer in your thoughts than on his tomb; So in approof lives not his epitaph As in your royal speech.†   (source)
  • Let them be well used; for they are the abstracts and brief chronicles of the time; after your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live.†   (source)
  • , and an epitaph in the true stile.†   (source)
  • CACHIDIABLO, ACADEMICIAN OF ARGAMASILLA, ON THE TOMB OF DON QUIXOTE EPITAPH The knight lies here below, Ill-errant and bruised sore, Whom Rocinante bore In his wanderings to and fro.†   (source)
  • Then there's hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half a year: but, by'r lady, he must build churches then; or else shall he suffer not thinking on, with the hobby-horse, whose epitaph is 'For, O, for, O, the hobby-horse is forgot!'†   (source)
  • I cannot bid you bid my daughter live; That were impossible; but, I pray you both, Possess the people in Messina here How innocent she died; and if your love Can labour aught in sad invention, Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb, And sing it to her bones: sing it to-night.†   (source)
  • Such rarae aves should be remitted to the epitaph writer, or to some poet who may condescend to hitch him in a distich, or to slide him into a rhime with an air of carelessness and neglect, without giving any offence to the reader.†   (source)
  • The captain was now interred, and might, perhaps, have already made a large progress towards oblivion, had not the friendship of Mr Allworthy taken care to preserve his memory, by the following epitaph, which was written by a man of as great genius as integrity, and one who perfectly well knew the captain.†   (source)
  • They closed the grave with a heavy stone until a slab was ready which Ambrosio said he meant to have prepared, with an epitaph which was to be to this effect: Beneath the stone before your eyes The body of a lover lies; In life he was a shepherd swain, In death a victim to disdain.†   (source)
  • The first words written on the parchment found in the leaden box were these: THE ACADEMICIANS OF ARGAMASILLA, A VILLAGE OF LA MANCHA, ON THE LIFE AND DEATH OF DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA, HOC SCRIPSERUNT MONICONGO, ACADEMICIAN OF ARGAMASILLA, ON THE TOMB OF DON QUIXOTE EPITAPH The scatterbrain that gave La Mancha more Rich spoils than Jason's; who a point so keen Had to his wit, and happier far had been If his wit's weathercock a blunter bore; The arm renowned far as Gaeta's shore, Cathay, and all the lands that lie between; The muse discreet and terrible in mien As ever wrote on brass in days of yore; He who surpasse†   (source)
  • The lamentations of Sancho and the niece and housekeeper are omitted here, as well as the new epitaphs upon his tomb; Samson Carrasco, however, put the following lines: A doughty gentleman lies here; A stranger all his life to fear; Nor in his death could Death prevail, In that last hour, to make him quail.†   (source)
  • I say so because his fate brought him to my galley and to my bench, and made him a slave to the same master; and before we left the port this gentleman composed two sonnets by way of epitaphs, one on the Goletta and the other on the fort; indeed, I may as well repeat them, for I have them by heart, and I think they will be liked rather than disliked.†   (source)
  • of an ancient hermitage that was being rebuilt; in which box were found certain parchment manuscripts in Gothic character, but in Castilian verse, containing many of his achievements, and setting forth the beauty of Dulcinea, the form of Rocinante, the fidelity of Sancho Panza, and the burial of Don Quixote himself, together with sundry epitaphs and eulogies on his life and character; but all that could be read and deciphered were those which the trustworthy author of this new and unparalleled history here presents.†   (source)
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