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" Are we not Spirits, that are shaped into a body, into an Appearance ; and that fade away again into air and Invisibility ? This is no metaphor, it is a simple scientific fact : we start out of Nothingness, take figure, and are Apparitions ; round us,... "
Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh. In Three Books ... - Page 268
by Thomas Carlyle - 1840 - 305 pages
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 10

1834
...an Appearance ; and that fade away again into air, and Invisihility ? This is no metaphor, it is a simple scientific fact : we start out of Nothingness,...Eternity ; and to Eternity minutes are as years and œons. Come there not tones of Love and Faith, as from celestial harp-strings, like the Song of beatified...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 3; Volume 21

Theology - 1837
...into an appearance ; and that fade away again into air and invisibility ? This is no metaphor, it is a simple, scientific fact. We start out of nothingness,...eternity ; and to eternity minutes are as years and aeons. Come there not tones of love and faith, as from celestial harpstrings, like the song of beatified...
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Sartor Resartus: In Three Books

Thomas Carlyle - 1837 - 300 pages
...that fade away again into air, and invisibility? This is no metaphor, it is a simple scientificyacf. We start out of nothingness, take figure, and are...eternity; and to eternity minutes are as years and aeons. Come there not tones of love and faith, as from celestial harp-strings, like the song of beatified...
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Sartor Resartus: the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh: In Three Books

Thomas Carlyle - 1838 - 228 pages
...Appearance ; and that fade away again into ' air, and Invisibility ? This is no metaphor, it is a ' simple scientific fact: we start out of Nothingness,...Eternity ; and to Eternity minutes ' are as years and aeons. Come there not tones of Love ' and Faith, as from celestial harp strings, like the Song ' of...
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On Heroes, Hero-worship, & the Heroic in History: Six Lectures ; Reported ...

Thomas Carlyle - English essays - 1846 - 218 pages
...fade away again into air, and In'visibility? This is no metaphor, it is a simple scientific /ac< : ' we start out of Nothingness, take figure, and are...Eternity ; and to ' Eternity minutes are as years and asons. Come there not tones ' of Love and Faith, as from celestial harp-strings, like the Song ' of...
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Past and Present: Chartism, and Sartor Resartus

Thomas Carlyle - Chartism - 1848 - 386 pages
...fade away again into air, and In'visibility? This is no metaphor, it is a simple scientific fad: ' we start out of Nothingness, take figure, and are...Eternity ; and to ' Eternity minutes are as years and aeons. Come there not tones ' of Love and Faith, as from celestial harp-strings, like the Song ' of...
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Dream land and ghost land

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852
...an appearance — and that fade away again into air and invisibility ? This is no metaphor ; it is a simple scientific fact. We start out of nothingness, take figure, and are apparitions ; around us, as around the veriest spectre, is eternity ; and to eternity minutes are as years and...
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The Book of Eloquence: A Collection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from the ...

Readers - 1853 - 452 pages
...an Appearance ; and that fade away again into air, and Invisibility ? This is no metaphor, it is a simple scientific fact : we start out of Nothingness,...Eternity ; and to Eternity minutes are as years and aeons. Come there not tones of lovo and faith, as from celestial harp-strings, like the Song of beatified...
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The Spiritual Magazine

Spiritualism - 1860
...that are shaped into a body, into an appearance ? * * This is no metaphor, it is a simple seien tifie fact : we start out of Nothingness, take figure, and are Apparitions ; round us, as round 4e veriest spectre, is Eternity ; and to Eternity minutes are as Tears and œons. Corne there not tones...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 56

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1864
...and that fade away again into air and Invisibility ? This, he contends, is indeed no metaphor, but a simple scientific fact : we start out of Nothingness, take figure, and are Apparitions (or Appearances) j while round us, as round the veriest spectre, is Eternity ; and to Eternity minutes...
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