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Sara Teasedale: Immortal

ImmortalSo soon my body will have gone Beyond the sound and sight of men, And tho' it wakes and suffers now, Its sleep will be unbroken then; But oh, my frail immortal soul That will …

The Devil's Dictionary: Immortality

by Ambrose Bierce IMMORALIMPALEIMMORTALITY -n. A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud…

Brewer's: Immortal Tinker

(The). John Bunyan, a tinker by trade. (1628-1688.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ImmortalsImmortal Three A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …

Brewer's: Immortals

A regiment of 10,000 choice foot-soldiers, which constituted the body-guard of the Persian kings. There was also an army so named at Constantinople, according to Ducange, first embodied by …

Brewer's: Immortality

Poseidon (Neptune) bestowed immortality on Taphian, and confined the gift in a golden lock of hair. His daughter cut off the lock, and the gift was lost. This seems very like the Bible tale…

Brewer's: Immortal Three

(The). Homer, Dante, and Milton. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty; in both the…

Brewer's: Immortal

(The). Yông—Tching, third of the Manchoo dynasty of China, assumed the title. (1723-1736.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Immortal Four of ItalyIm…

Poems: Whispers of Immortality

by T. S. Eliot Dans le RestaurantMr. Eliot's Sunday Morning ServiceWhispers of Immortality Webster was much possessed by death And saw the skull beneath the skin; And breastless creatures…

Poem: Whispers of Immortality

Poem 9 Poem 11 Whispers of Immortality Webster was much possessed by death And saw the skull beneath the skin; And breastless creatures under ground Leaned backward with a lipless grin. …

Poems by Emily Dickinson: Immortality

by EmilyDickinsonIXXIImmortality Immortality It is an honorable thought, And makes one lift one's hat, As one encountered gentlefolk Upon a daily street, That we've immortal place, …