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" To be knaved out of our graves, to have our skulls made drinking-bowls and our bones turned into pipes, to delight and sport our enemies, are tragical abominations, escaped in burning burials. "
Edinburgh Medical Journal - Page 385
1905
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Right Honourable Lord Byron: With ...

John Watkins - Poets, English - 1822 - 476 pages
...whom they had triumphed in battle. REFLECTIONS. 91 But, as Sir Thomas Browne observes, " to be knaved out of our graves, to have our skulls made drinking-bowls,...and sport our enemies, are tragical abominations." What, however, would that energetic writer have said of a youth possessing ample means, and a lively...
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An Historical and Critical Memoir of the Life and Writings of the Right ...

John Watkins - 1822 - 452 pages
...of those over whom they had triumphed in battle. But, tt> Sir Thomas Browne observes, " to be knared out of our graves, to have our skulls made drinking-bowls,...and sport our enemies, are tragical abominations." What, however, would that energetic writer have said of a youth possessing ample means, and a lively...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Right Honourable Lord Byron: With ...

John Watkins - Poets, English - 1822 - 452 pages
...Thomas .Browne observes, " to be Bmved out of our graves, to have our skulls made 'arinking-bowls, and our bones turned into pipes to delight and sport our enemies, are tragical abominations." What, however, would that energetic writer have said of a youth possessing ample means, and a lively...
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The Mirror of literature, amusement, and instruction [ed. by T. Byerley ...

Thomas Byerley - 1823 - 528 pages
...Sir Thomas Browne observes, " to he knaved out of our graves, to have our sculls made drinking bowls, and our bones turned into pipes to delight and sport our enemies, are tragical abominations ;" yet of this tragical abomination has a British nobleman and poet heen guilty. Lord Byron, when a...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 1

1823 - 494 pages
...Browne observes, " to be knaved out of onr graves, to have onr sculls made drinking bowls, and onr bones turned into pipes to delight and sport our enemies, are tragical abominations ;" yet of this tragical abomination has a British nobleman and poet been guilty. Lord Byron, when a...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 13

Anecdotes - 1826 - 374 pages
...Sir Thomas Browne observes, " to be knaved out of our graves, to have our sculls made drinking bowls, and our bones turned into pipes to delight and sport our enemies, are tragical abominations;'' yet of this tragical abomination has a British nobleman and poet been guilty. Lord Byron, when a youth,...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 16

1830 - 550 pages
...or burning ; for, says he, " to be knaved out of our graves, to have our sculls made drinking bowls, and our bones turned into pipes, to delight and sport...tragical abominations, escaped in burning burials." The high strain of moral reflection with which Browne closes his Treatise on Urn-burial, aiFords passages...
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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers ...: Works of Sir Thomas Browne

English literature - 1831 - 370 pages
...even the crosses found by Helena pretend no such distinction from longitude or dimension. To be knaved out of our graves, to have our skulls made drinking-bowls,...tragical abominations escaped in burning burials. Urnal interments and burnt relics lie not in fear of worms, or to be a heritage for serpents. In carnal...
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Knowledge for the People ...

John Timbs - 1832 - 362 pages
...or burning; "for," says he, "to be knaved out of our graves, to have our skulls made drinking bowls, and our bones turned into pipes, to delight and sport...tragical abominations escaped in burning burials." This species of interment is called Urn Burial, from the ashes being collected, and placed in a votive...
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Sir Thomas Browne's Works: Pseudodoxia epidemica, books 4-7. The garden of ...

Sir Thomas Browne - Christian ethics - 1835 - 526 pages
...from longitude or dimension. To be gnawed out of our graves, to have our skulls made drinking bowls, and our bones turned into pipes, to delight and sport...tragical abominations escaped in burning burials. Urnal interments and burnt relicks lie not in fear of worms, or to he an heritage for serpents. In...
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