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" There is no antidote against the opium of time, which temporally considereth all things: our fathers find their graves in our short memories, and sadly tell us how we may be buried in our survivors. "
The American Whig Review - Page 18
1848
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...shut up all. There is no antidote against the opium of time, which temporally considereth all things; our fathers find their graves in our short memories,...oaks. To be read by bare inscriptions, like many in Gruterf, to hope for eternity by enigmatical epithets, or first letters of our names, to be studied...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...all. There is no antidote against the opium. of time, which temporally considereth all things ; oifr fathers find their graves in our short memories, and...last not three oaks. To be read by bare inscriptions, iike many in Gruterf, to hope for eternity by ^enigmatical epithets, or first letters of our names,...
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror, Volume 1

1821
...supplanted by his successor of to-morrow. " Our fathers," says Sir Thomas Brown, " find their craves in our short memories, and sadly tell us how we may be burled in our survivors." History fades into fable ; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 1

Washington Irving - American essays - 1822
...will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow. " Our fathers," says Sir Thomas Brown, " find their graves in our short memories, and sadly tell us how we may be buried in our survivors." History fades into fable ; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy ; the inscription moulders...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 2

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1820 - 419 pages
...will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of to-morrow. " Our fathers," says Sir Thomas Brown, " find their graves in our short memories, and sadly tell us how we may be buried in our survivors." History fades into fable; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy ; the inscription moulders...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1821 - 356 pages
...shut up all. There is no antidote against the opium of time, which temporally considereth all things ; our fathers find their graves in our short memories,...oaks. To be read by bare inscriptions like many in G niter, to hope for eternity by enigmatical epithets, or first letters of our names, to be studied...
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The North American Review, Volume 163

North American review - 1896
...people, if we had not lost faith in the permanency of the work. But time brings involuntary wisdom. " Our fathers find their graves in our short memories,...sadly tell us how we may be buried in our survivors." " While I live," promises a lover, with melancholy truthfulness, in a Roman epitaph quoted by Mr. Pater...
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Lectures Chiefly on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth ...

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1821 - 218 pages
...against the opium of time, which temporally considered) all things ; our fathers find their graves m our short memories, and sadly tell us how we may be buried ill our survivors. Grave-stones tell truth scarce forty years: generations pass while some trees stand,...
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Reginald Dalton, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - College stories - 1823 - 337 pages
...top of it, and underneath these words in gilt capitals, seemingly but recently carved there : — " OUR FATHERS FIND THEIR GRAVES IN OUR SHORT MEMORIES, AND SADLY TELL US HOW WE SHALL BE BURIED IN OUR SURVIVORS. L.ET ME BE FOUND IN THE REGISTER OF GOD, NOT IN THE RECORD OF MAN."...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824
...will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of to-morrow. Our fathers, says Sir Thomas Brown, find their graves in our short memories, and sadly tell us how we may be buried in our survivors. History fades into fable ; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy; the inscription moulders...
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