Tragic sentence examples

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  • It was a tragic love story, one she knew the end to and dreaded seeing how it came to be that way.

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  • What a sad and tragic life poor Annie led.

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  • She shoved the photo back into the envelope and closed the lip, willing herself not to think about the previous pregnancy and its tragic end.

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  • His troubles with his subjects were closely connected with the tragic dissensions in his own family.

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  • In the tragic poets the tale takes a different form.

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  • PRATINAS (the quantity of the second vowel is doubtful), one of the oldest tragic poets of Athens, was a native of Phlius in Peloponnesus.

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  • His infidelity to his wife and his harshness towards his son Carlino are blemishes on a splendid career, but he more than expiated these faults by his tragic end.

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  • His episcopate, however, is chiefly remembered owing to its tragic close.

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  • When asked what he was doing when he was arrested, Pierre replied in a rather tragic manner that he was restoring to its parents a child he had saved from the flames.

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  • I realize in most ways Edith isn't deserving of too much sympathy, but I still think of her as a tragic figure.

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  • Their tragic end was afterwards immortalized in the Divina commedia.

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  • LUCIUS ACCIUS, Roman tragic poet, the son of a freedman, was born at Pisaurum in Umbria, in 170 B.C. The year of his death is unknown, but he must have lived to a great age, since Cicero (Brutus, 28) speaks of having conversed with him on literary matters.

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  • In these he made those criticisms on the older tragic and epic poets of which Horace and other ancient writers speak.

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  • When she made reference to the tragic story, the whole room burst into tears.

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  • Die Meistersinger is perhaps Wagner's most nearly perfect work of art; and it is a striking proof of its purity and greatness that, while the whole work is in the happiest comic vein, no one ever thinks of it as in any way slighter than Wagner's tragic works.

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  • The tragic story of Niobe was a favourite subject in literature and art.

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  • Monuments of the tragic story were shown by the Romans in the time of Livy (the altar of Janus Curiatius near the sororium tigillum, the "sister's beam," or yoke under which Horatius had to pass; and the altar of Juno Sororia).

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  • The scheme, in the main the work of Sieyes, was refused by the Convention, who submitted the whole question to a special commission of six, which under the influence of Robespierre adopted a report by Michel le Peletier de Saint Fargeau shortly before his tragic death.

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  • Here, with Mme Guerin as the leading comedy actress, she played the great tragic love parts for more than thirty years, dying on the i 5th of May 1698.

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  • The struggles of the great rival clans, replete with episodes of the most tragic and stirring character, inspired quasi-historical narrations of a more popular character, which often took the form of illuminated scrolls.

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  • The strange contrast between the succession of dynasties and kings cut off by assassination in the northern kingdom, ending in the tragic overthrow of 721 B.C., and the persistent succession through three centuries of the seed of David on the throne of Jerusalem, as well as the marvellous escape of Jerusalem in 701 B.C. from the fate of Samaria, must have invested the seed of David in the eyes of all thoughtful observers with a mysterious and divine significance.

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  • The tragic death of the crown prince Rudolph hushed for a time the strife of tongues, and in the meantime Tisza brought into the ministry Ders6 Szilagyi, the most powerful debater in the House, and Sandor Wekerle, whose solid talents had hitherto been hidden beneath the bushel of an under-secretaryship. But in 1890, during the debates on the Kossuth Repatriation Bill, the attacks on the premier were renewed, and on the 13th of March he placed his resignation in the king's hands.

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  • Apart from the gain in tragic force resulting from Wagner's masterly development of the character of Brangaene, the raw material of the story was already suggestive of that astounding combination of the contrasted themes of love and death, the musical execution of which involves a harmonic range almost as far beyond that of its own day as the ordinary harmonic range of the 19th century is beyond that of the 16th.

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  • He is at home alike in the epic and the lyric, the tragic and the comic poets, and his knowledge of the prose writers is very extensive.

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  • It is at first sight remarkable that Voltaire, whose comic power was undoubtedly far in excess of his tragic, should have written many tragedies of no small excellence in their way, but only one fair second-class comedy, Nanine.

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  • He is the chief tragic poet of the revolutionary period, and as Camille Desmoulins expressed it, he decorated Melpomene with the tricolour cockade.

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  • His first tragedy was produced between 452-449 B.C.; and he was third to Euripides and Iophon in the tragic contest of 429.

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  • His resignation in 1916, and the stages of his relations with the Emperor and the Higher Naval Command which led to it, are described in his Erinnerungen with almost tragic vividness.

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  • He seems to have commenced his poetical career by ridiculing and parodying the conventional language of epic and tragic poetry, and to have used the language commonly employed in the social intercourse of educated men.

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  • Actors, comic and tragic, pantomimi, and the performers of the circus were commonly slaves, as were also the gladiators.

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  • They are highly susceptible of tragic emotions, but they turn gladly to, the ~ ~ brighter phases of life.

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  • The tragic writers had occasionally taken their subjects from Roman life (fabulae praetextae), and in comedy we find the corresponding togatae of Lucius Afranius and others, in which comedy, while assuming a Roman dress, did not assume the virtue of a Roman matron.

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  • He first vindicates the claims of his own age to literary pre-eminence, and then seeks to stimulate the younger writers of the day to what he regarded as the manlier forms of poetry, and especially to the tragic drama, which seemed for a short time to give promise of an artistic revival.

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  • 2 9-33); and if the earlier detailed accounts of Judaean heathenism were repulsive, so the tragic account of the fate of Jerusalem was a painful subject upon which the chronicler's age did not care to dwell (contrast 2 Kings xxiv.

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  • Kutschbach, and George Meredith's Tragic Comedians (1880).

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  • The hunting-boot (EVbpoµis) was laced up the front, and reached to the calves; the K60opvos (cothurnus) was a high boot reaching to the middle of the leg, and as worn by tragic actors had high soles.

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  • Propertius is a less accomplished artist and a less equably pleasing writer than either Tibullus or Ovid, but he shows more power of dealing gravely with a great or tragic situation than either of them, and his diction and rhythm give frequent proof of a concentrated force of conception and a corresponding movement of imaginative feeling which remind us of Lucretius.

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  • One cannot avoid the suspicion that in this instance the Hebrew chronicler purposely phrased his account to convey the impression that Sennacherib's tragic end was but the slightly delayed culmination of the punishment inflicted for his attack upon the "chosen people."

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  • Cicero, who frequently quotes from him with great admiration, appears (De optimo genere oratorum, i.) to rank him first among the Roman tragic poets, as Ennius among the epic, and Caecilius among the comic poets.

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  • Her character and these incidents of her life presented an attractive subject to the Greek tragic poets, especially Sophocles in the Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus, and Euripides, whose Antigone, though now lost, is partly known from extracts incidentally preserved in later writers, and from passages in his Phoenissae.

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  • BEATRICE CENCI (1577-1599), a Roman woman, famous for her tragic story; poetic fancy has woven a halo of romance about her, which modern historic research has to a large extent destroyed.

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  • Very beautiful pieces of ornament of an architectural character are met with, which probably once served as decorations of caskets or other small pieces of furniture or of trinkets; also tragic masks, human faces and birds.

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  • He also won the favour of Biren, and on the tragic fall of Artemy Voluinsky in 1739 was summoned home to take his place in the council.

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  • MARCUS PACUVIUS (c. 220-130 B.C.), Roman tragic poet, was the nephew and pupil of Ennius, by whom Roman tragedy was first raised to a position of influence and dignity.

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  • In the interval between the death of Ennius (169) and the advent of Accius, the youngest and most productive of the tragic poets, he alone maintained the continuity of the serious drama, and perpetuated the character first imparted to it by Ennius.

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  • The tragic interest which distinguishes the annals of Israel from the forgotten history of Moab or Damascus lies wholly in that long contest.

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  • It was truly tragic that his doom should have come at the moment when he had once more drawn together a great alliance in Europe, and when he possessed a popularity in England such as he had never before enjoyed.

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  • Although Rome wanted creative force to add a great series of tragic dramas to the literature of the world, yet the spirit of elevation and moral authority breathed into tragedy by Ennius passed into the ethical and didactic writings and the oratory of a later time.

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  • PUBLIUS POMPONIUS SECUNDUS, Roman general and tragic poet, lived during the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius.

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  • descent into Sheol is intensely tragic. Whether these discourses were all uttered between the investment of Jerusalem and its fall, or were here inserted by Ezekiel or by a scribe, it is not possible to say.

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  • Again, in regard to Antigone's tragic end Sophocles differs from Euripides, according to whom the calamity was averted by the intercession of Dionysus and was followed by the marriage of Antigone and Haemon.

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  • She appointed panegyrics to be composed in his honour, and offered valuable prizes for the best oratorical and tragic compositions.

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  • So far too as the Romans were capable of taking interest in speculative questions, the tragic poets contributed to stimulate curiosity on such subjects, and they anticipated Lucretius in using the conclusions of speculative philosophy as well as of common sense to assail some of the prevailing forms of superstition.

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  • Euripides was the first among the tragic poets to speak of it as a sea, but Herodotus before him ridiculed the notion of Oceanus as a river as an invention of the poets and described it as the great world sea.

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  • But such Huckleberry Finn is, beyond all question; it is a story of very varied interest, now comic, now almost tragic, frequently poetic, unfailingly truthful, although not always sustained at its highest level.

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  • Modern history knows no more tragic figure than that of Alexander.

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  • The tragic ending of his friend Stephen's career had been the beginning of days for Philip too.

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  • Sabartés was known to wear black garb and to sport mournful, almost tragic expression.

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  • Here Sassoon seems to achieve the status of a tragic hero.

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  • Mary Queen of Scots is Scotland's best-known tragic heroine.

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  • Originally published in healthmatters issue 28, Winter 1996/7, page 5 Feature A case of ' tragic incoordination '?

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  • inexorable decline of the churches is a tragic episode in the history of the West.

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  • The death of Donald Archie MacDonald is a tragic loss to Gaelic scholarship and a blow keenly felt by the Society.

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  • Both are moving accounts of tragic love affairs - some might call them tear-jerkers.

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  • A waste of talent is always tragic, and there can only be hope his next offering can rise above such mediocrity.

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  • melodramatic acting style, in which the tragic fate of her characters took center stage.

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  • Other elements in the Popular Front speak of a ' tragic misunderstanding ' .

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  • He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour.

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  • Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep; Thy tragic muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep.

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  • My visit to just one of the many orphanages in Kashmir was enough to remind me painfully of the tragic costs of the conflict.

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  • performative dimensions of tragic language use.

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  • The tragic deaths of the Chinese cockle pickers have shed light on a dark corner our economy.

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  • The tragic irony was lost on nobody involved with the production.

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  • The tragic thing is that the only serious political force which is today ' alive ' is the new Populist Right.

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  • precursory stage for human experimentation, which history records in tragic detail, has had disastrous results.

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  • From the tragic increase in farming suicides to those with drug induced psychosis.

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  • rapt silence as the tragic events unfolded... David Rex ' Oedipus was a most moving figure.

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  • The film paves a little too much sap with sobbing tragic love.

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  • satyr drama relate to comedy and tragedy; how closely was it tied to its tragic trilogy?

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  • The tragic Mary Queen of Scots was the last scion of their line.

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  • sellout of tragic proportions.

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  • To many, this represented a sellout of tragic proportions.

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  • star-crossed lovers play out their tragic courtship in the setting of a private fee paying school.

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  • In this more secular tragic kingdom, the religious subtext will go undetected by many.

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  • Unfortunately, Antonia's studies came to an end with her father's tragic suicide.

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  • Read the tragic tale of Jean McConville here, executed on the command of Gerry Adams, the psychotic Sinn Fein IRA godfather.

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  • tragic that 5m people a year in developing countries die of communicable diseases.

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  • tragic death of John Fleming.

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  • tragic accident had closed the tunnel in November 2001.

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  • tragic consequences.

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  • tragic fate, seeing the death of all his children.

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  • tragic irony " .

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  • tragic tales of everyday life.

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  • wrenched apart by a tragic accident.

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  • Georges Eekhoud, born at Antwerp on the 27th of May 1854, was in some ways the most passionately Flemish of the whole group. He described the life of the peasants of his native Flanders with a bold realism, making himself the apologist of the vagabond and the outcast in a series of tragic stories: - Kees Doorik (1883), Kermesses (1883), Nouvelles Kermesses (1887), Le Cycle patibulaire (1892), Mes Communions (1895), Escal Vigor (1899) and La Faneuse d'amour (1900), &c. Nouvelle Carthage (1888) deals with modern Antwerp. In 1892 he produced a striking book on English literature entitled Au siècle de Shakespeare, and has written French versions of Beaumont and Fletcher's Philaster (1895) and of Marlow's Edward II.

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  • It is a serious flaw in the play that the fate of the heroine is virtually decided before the curtain rises, and the poet is obliged to create by theatrical devices the semblance of a tragic conflict which, in reality, does not exist.

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  • in the Frankfort Rimer or town hall in 1764; but these memories were darkened by being associated in his mind with the tragic denouement of his first love affair.

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  • A visit to Switzerland in the summer of 1775 may not have weakened his interest in her, but it at least allowed him to regard her objectively; and, without tragic consequences on either side, the passion was ultimately allowed to yield to the dictates of common-sense.

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  • Again poetic justice is effected on the unfortunate hero who has chosen his own personal advancement in preference to his duty to the woman he loves; more pointedly than in Gotz is the moral enforced by Clavigo's worldly friend Carlos, that the ground of Clavigo's tragic end lies not so much in the defiance of a moral law as in the hero's vacillation and want of character.

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  • With these wonderful scenes, the most intensely tragic in all German literature, Goethe's poetry in this period reaches its climax.

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  • Wolfgang or, as he was familiarly called, Wolf von Goethe, was by far the more gifted of the two brothers, and his gloomy destiny by so much the more tragic. A sensitive and highly imaginative boy, he was the favourite of his grandfather, who made him his constant companion.

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  • From the first, too, he was hampered by wretched health; at the age of sixteen he was subjected to one of those terrible attacks of neuralgia which were to torment him to the last; physically and mentally alike he stood in tragic contrast with his grandfather, in whose gigantic personality the vigour of his race seems to have been exhausted.

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  • We may find a fair parallel by imagining two plays drawn at hazard from the works of the great tragic writers.

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  • Interest is confined to the actions, passions, sufferings and joys of human life, to its pathetic, tragic, humorous and sentimental incidents.

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  • Thus in the plays of Rucellai, Trissino, Sperone and other tragic poets the nobler elements of humanism, considered as a revelation of the world and man, obtained no free development.

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  • Soon he was transferred to Abydos, amidst the almost tragic consternation of his deluded followers.

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  • Athanagild himself is chiefly remembered for the tragic fortunes of his daughters Brunechildis and Gavleswintha, who married two Frankish brother kings, Sigebert and Chilperic. Athanagild died ("peacefully," as the annalist remarks) in 547.

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  • Both these rulers, by the institution of separate and almost independent duchies, attempted to introduce into Sweden a feudal system similar to that already established elsewhere in Europe; but the danger of thus weakening the realm by partition was averted, though not without violent and tragic complications.

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  • Among the tragic writers of the age we may mention Dalin, Gyllenborg, and Erik Wrangel (1686-1765).

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  • Gudmund Goran Adlerbeth (1751-1818) made translations from the classics and from the Norse, and was the author of a successful tragic opera, Cora och Alonzo (1782).

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  • Like the Greek drama and the mysteries of the European middle ages, it is the offspringof purely religious ceremony, which for centuries has been performed annually during the first ten days of the month Muharramthe recital of mournful lamentations in memory of the tragic fate of the house of the caliph All, the hero of the Shiitic Persians.

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  • Yet his power of touching the springs of tragic awe and horror is a genuine poetical gift, of the same kind as that which is displayed by some of the early English dramatists.

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  • THEOPHANO (c. 95 6 -99 1), wife of the Roman emperor Otto II., was a daughter of the Eastern emperor Romanus II., and passed her early years amid the tragic and changing fortunes which beset the court of Constantinople.

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  • Simon's beneficent activities came, however, to a sudden and tragic end.

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  • The tragic story is the subject of the Hecuba of Euripides, the Troades of Seneca and the Polyxena of Sophocles, of which only a few fragments remain.

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  • Aeschylus and other tragic poets made use of the story, which was a favourite subject in ancient works of art.

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  • History became the tragic spectacle of a game of dupes - the real movers being priests, kings or warriors.

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  • He was articled as a law clerk in Edinburgh, and his Elegy on Craigmillar Castle (1776) was printed during his clerkship. In 1781 he removed to London to devote himself to literary work, publishing in the same year a volume of Rimes of no great merit, and Scottish Tragic Ballads.

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  • Under the title of Select Scottish Ballads he reprinted in 1783 his tragic ballads, with a supplement comprising Ballads of the Comic Kind.

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  • His own last year, 478 B.C., dawned on him with the tragic end of his next beloved disciple, Tze-lu.

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  • Swift's grave humour and power of enforcing momentous truth by ludicrous exaggeration were next displayed in his Modest Proposal for Preventing the' Children of Poor People from being a Burden to their Parents or the Country, by fattening and eating them (1729), a parallel to the Argument against Abolishing Christianity, and as great a masterpiece of tragic as the latter is of comic irony.

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  • Thus an object of pity as well as awe, he is the most tragic figure in our literature - the only man of his age who could be conceived as affording a groundwork for one of the creations of Shakespeare.

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  • Two events now occurred which served to cast a gloom over the poet's life and to interrupt his activity, - the outbreak of the Civil War, and the tragic fate of his wife, who, having accidentally allowed her dress to catch fire, was burnt to death in her own house in 1861.

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  • The apparent necessity for the passing of these exceptional measures was increased by the imminent death of the old king, the tragic close of whose long reign had won for him a measure of popular sympathy which wa~ wholly ~r551 lacking in the case of the prince regent.

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  • The first steps towards the inevitable breach with the reactionary rowers had already been taken before Castlereaghs tragic death on the eve of the congress of Verona brought George Canning into office as the executor of his policy.

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  • Terror and pity had never found on the stage word or expression which so exactly realized the ideal aim of tragic poetry among the countrymen of Aeschylus and Sophocles since the time or since the passing of Shakespeare, of Marlowe and of Webster.

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  • Angelo, Tyran de Padoue (1835), the last of the tragic triad to which their creator denied the transfiguration of tragic verse, is inferior to neither in power of imagination and of style, in skill of invention and construction, and in mastery over all natural and noble sources of pity and of terror.

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  • La Esmeralda, the libretto of an opera founded on his great tragic romance of Notre-Dame de Paris, is a miracle of lyric melody and of skilful adaptation.

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  • As a tragic monodrama it is incomparable for sustained power and terrible beauty.

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  • In 1831 appeared the greatest of all tragic or historic or romantic poems in the form of prose narrative, Norte-Dame de Paris.

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  • Between this opening and this close the pageant of history and of legend, marshalled and vivified by the will and the hand of the poet, ranges through an infinite variety of action and passion, of light and darkness, of terror and pity, of lyric rapture and of tragic triumph.

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  • In 1874 he published his last great romance, the tragic and historic poem in prose called Quatrevingt-treize; a work as rich in thought, in tenderness, in wisdom and in humour and in pathos, as ever was cast into the mould of poetry or of fiction.

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  • The first volume published of his posthumous works was the exquisite and splendid Thedtre en liberte, a sequence if not a symphony of seven poems in dramatic form, tragic or comic or fanciful eclogues, incomparable with the work of any other man but the author of The Tempest and The Winter's Tale in combination and alternation of gayer and of graver harmonies.

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  • Her chief tragic roles were Ophelia a Juliet, Desdemona, Queen Anne in Richard III., Louisa Miller, Maria Stuart, Schiller's Princess Eboli, Marion Delorme, Victor Hugo's Tisbe and Slowacki's Mazeppa.

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  • His qualities are not those of the great masters of fiction; but he had an inexhaustible imagination, some faculty for simple combination of incident, a homely tragic force which is very genuine and effective, and up to a certain point a fine narrative power.

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  • The Chung further relates the tragic fate of the official astronomers, Hsi and Ho, put to death for neglecting to perform the rites customary during an eclipse of the sun, identified by Professor S.

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  • Of Sulpicius as an orator, Cicero says (Brutus, 55): "He was by far the most dignified of all the orators I have heard, and, so to speak, the most tragic; his voice was loud, but at the same time sweet and clear; his gestures were full of grace; his language was rapid and voluble, but not redundant or diffuse; he tried to imitate Crassus, but lacked his charm."

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  • They found a brilliant interpreter in Aeschines, who, after having been a tragic actor and a clerk to the assembly, had entered political life with the advantages of a splendid gift for eloquence, a fine presence, a happy address, a ready wit and a facile conscience.

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  • Archias of Thurii, a man who, like Aeschines, had begun life as a tragic actor, and who was now in the pay of Antipater, soon traced the fugitive, landed in Calauria, and appeared before the temple of Poseidon with a body of Thracian spearmen.

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  • Of these " sacred chapters " we have fragments and hints in Herodotus, Pausanias, in the mythographers, like Apollodorus, in the tragic poets, and in the ancient scholia or notes on the classics.

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  • The king, melancholy spectacle as he was, seemed indeed to suit that tragic hour when Orleans, the last bulwark of the south, was besieged by the earl of Salisbury, now roused from inactivity (1428).

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  • He had a taste for puerile amusements, a mania for useless little domestic economies in a court where millions vanished like smoke, and a natural idleness which achieved as its masterpiece the keeping a diary from 1766 to 1792 of a life so tragic, which was yet but a foolish chronicle of trifles.

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  • Although brought about by the Terrorists, the tragic fall of Robespierre put an end to the Reign of Terror; for their chiefs having disappeared, the subordinates were too much Thfrd divided to keep up the dictatorship of the third commiUee Committee of Public Safety, and reaction soon set in.

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  • Bernadotte, who had helped him to the Consulate, played Napoleon false to win the crown of Sweden; Soult, like Murat, coveted the Spanish throne after that of Portugal, thus anticipating the treason of 1813 and the defection of 1814; many persons hoped for an accident which might resemble the tragic end of Alexander and of Caesar.

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  • The tragic close of his career appeased for the moment the fierce hatred of politics, and his death was very generally deplored as a national calamity.

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  • This tragic contrast is emphasized by the pomp and circumstance that surround the ill-fated hero of the story at the beginning.

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  • The 16th Aventiure, describing this hunt and the murder of Siegfried, is perhaps the most powerful scene in all medieval epic. To heighten the effect of the tragic climax the poet begins with a description of the hunting, and describes the high spirits of Siegfried, who captures a wild boar, rides back with it to camp, and there lets it loose to the great discomfiture of the cooks.

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  • The former of these, who died in 1439, was father to the Parisina beheaded in Ferrara, whose tragic love story has been sung by Byron.

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  • Bird Song remained nearly empty during the week and half full weekends when get-away folks from Grand Junction, and sometimes even Colorado Springs or Denver, left the kiddies with grandma and snuck over the mountains for a little R and R. An occasional ice climber continued to remind the group of the receding memories of the recent tragic past.

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  • My daughter, in her mid 30's, recently lost her husband to a tragic accident.

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  • Behind the stern admonitions stood a sad tragic figure.

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  • Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic " accidents " .

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  • To do the same for disagreements about a delusional world inhabited by archangels, demons and imaginary friends is ludicrously tragic.

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  • We provide a variety of the 'best bits ' from the well-loved repertoire, including tragic arias from Grand...

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  • End in sight for Harray baby saga A tragic chapter in the short lives of three newborn babies could draw to a close soon.

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  • The tragic thing is that there is no force in the north coming forward to challenge bigotry.

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  • Ultimately, this novel is more of a comedy which unravels the mysteries of Theodore's birth, than a tragic bildungsroman.

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  • This week the celebrated official biographer of Shaw, Michael Holroyd expressed his sadness at Mr Chappelow's " tragic end " .

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  • chronicles the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family in 1940s Ohio.

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  • He had a marvelous face, that of a tragic clown, constantly mobile and deeply expressive.

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  • Tragic facts are fitted into the sparkling humor and around the richly comic character of Billy.

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  • Thus the reported tactics of the British commandos had tragic consequences for many others who fell into German hands.

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  • Suicide is always tragic because it cuts life short, but people who suffer hardship and distress deserve compassion.

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  • The Opera is inspired by Alexandre Dumas's celebrated novel about a tragic love story of a sick Parisian courtesan.

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  • The star-crossed lovers play out their tragic courtship in the setting of a private fee paying school.

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  • A few tragic accidents have resulted from people not wearing crampons or using an ice ax.

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  • The 1998 canal tour was cut short due to the tragic death of John Fleming.

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  • Janey challenges her mother for the attentions of Cady until the struggle for control reaches a tragic denouement.

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  • Eventually, of course, one discovers the tragic destiny of all three children.

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  • In other words has the virtuous love of his family become disproportionate, a heroic virtue twisted into a tragic flaw?

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  • Did you know, for example, that eighteenth century dramatists routinely changed his endings because they were too tragic?

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  • Unfortunately, with tragic results, the other mirror image enantiomer causes genetic damage in the fetus resulting in physical deformities of the limbs.

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  • This tragic farce was alleviated by the administrative creativity of Lieutenant-Colonel Davidson.

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  • He kept threading possible scenarios about Emily's tragic fate through his mind's eye.

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  • Other equally futile attacks were ordered that day by the British 1st Army commander, General Sir Douglas Haig, with similar tragic results.

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  • The Titanic disaster, occurring at the dawn of the 20th Century, confirms the tragic futility of Mankind.

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  • The ad shows a collision between a motorcyclist and a car, from both perspectives, with ultimately tragic results.

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  • And Doris's obsession with tidying up has potentially tragic repercussions.

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  • As for Jerusalem, it is so utterly tragic that they cannot find a solution to the conflict.

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  • We no longer have any feeling for what is truly tragic.

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  • The regular Mogul stars are joined tonight by Ronald Fraser in a brilliant performance which is both immensely funny and deeply tragic.

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  • Tar and Gemma's teenage years are essentially tragic: Burgess warns how this could be avoided.

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  • It seemed tragic that such a little gem was hidden from general view by an overgrown hedge.

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  • Parliament's rejection of his bill proved tragic for both Great Britain and Ireland.

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  • His death was made more tragic by the fact that he was killed during the unofficial Christmas truce of 1914.

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  • The alienated situation of the African in his own society becomes tragic.

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  • tragic in the sense that behind each painting is both a portentousness and a sense of mortality.

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  • tragic of circumstance is marshaled in the attempt to educate and fascinate.

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  • He might feel the tragic irony of it; it might shake his soul, like any other tragic trifle.

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  • A visit to the Glencoe Visitor Center gives us a chance to discover the real truth behind the tragic massacre of the MacDonalds.

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  • What is also undoubted is that Gascoigne is a tragic, gifted and misunderstood individual.

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  • At this time, I hold myself more utterly vanquished, than ever his theme's weight overcame comic, or, tragic poet.

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  • TIXa6.), in Greek literature, the name given (by analogy from Pleiades, below) by the Alexandrian critics to seven tragic, poets who flourished during the reign of Ptolemy The word "pledge" is adapted from the O.

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  • 4), Lynceus, a tragic poet (i.

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  • The titles of his tragedies - Achilles, Aegisthus, Equus Trojanus, Hermione, Tereus - are all suggestive of subjects which were treated by the later tragic poets of Rome.

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  • Its history comprises one brief flash of tragic glory and a long obscure happiness.

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  • Sometimes, too, when a great dramatic climax has given place to a lyrical anticlimax, retrospective moods, subtleties of emotion and crowning musical thoughts press in upon Wagner's mind with a closeness that determines every word; and thus not only is the whole third act of Tristan, as Wagner said when he was working at it, of " overwhelming tragic power," but Isolde's dying utterances (which occupy the last five minutes and are, of course, totally without action or dramatic tension) were not unlike fine poetry even before the music was written.

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  • A famous and typical instance of Wagner's use of Leitmotif in tragic irony is the passage where Hagen gives Siegfried friendly welcome, to the melody of the curse which Alberich pronounced on the ring and all who approached it.

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  • In a subsequent year he gained both the tragic and dithyrambic prizes, and in honour of his victory gave a jar of Chian wine to every Athenian citizen (Athenaeus p. 3).

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  • Muller, De Accii fabulis Disputatio (1890); Ribbeck, Geschichte der romischen Dichtung (1892); editions of the tragic fragments by Ribbeck (1897), of the others by Bahrens (1886); Plessis, Poesie latine (1909).

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  • The tragic story of the stoning of Achan, who stole some of the spoils of Jericho which Joshua had consecrated to the treasury of Yahweh, is one of the most graphic details of Old Testament history (cf.

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  • The Letters of C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus or Pliny the Younger (61-c. 115), though they do not contradict the representation of Tacitus and Juvenal regarded as an exposure of the political degradation and moral corruption of prominent individuals and classes, do much to modify the pervadingly tragic and sombre character of their representation.

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  • It remains to narrate briefly the tragic career of the Russian Baltic fleet.

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  • The Poitevins fell in 1234; they were removed at the demand of the barons and the primate Edmund Rich, who held them responsible for the tragic fate of the rebellious Richard Marshal.

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  • xx., proceeds at once to the tragic story of Naboth's vineyard (see Jezebel).

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  • The tragic murder of Naboth (see Jezebel), an act of royal encroachment, stirred up popular resentment just as the new cult aroused the opposition of certain of the prophets.

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  • The tragic event has been immortalized in dramas from the pens of Holland's most famous writers (see Vondel, HooFT).

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  • When it was thought sufficient to say with Boileau that Corneille excited, not pity or terror, but admiration which was not a tragic passion; or that "D'un seul nom quelquefois le son dur ou bizarre Rend un poeme entier ou burlesque ou barbare;" when Voltaire could think it crushing to add to his exposure of the "infamies" of Theodore - " apres cela comment osons-nous condamner les pieces de Lope de Vega et de Shakespeare?"

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  • That he was the greatest tragic and dramatic poet born since the age of Shakespeare, the appearance of Hernani in 1830 made evident for ever to all but the meanest and most perverse of dunces and malignants.

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  • Les Burgraves, a tragic poem of transcendent beauty in execution and imaginative audacity in conception, found so little favour on the stage that the author refused to submit his subsequent plays to the verdict of a public audience.

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  • These four great poems, one in sublimity of spirit and in supremacy of style, were succeeded next year by a fourfold gift of even greater price, Les Quatre Vents de l'esprit: the first book, that of satire, is as full of fiery truth and radiant reason as any of his previous work in that passionate and awful kind; the second or dramatic book is as full of fresh life and living nature, of tragic humour and of mortal pathos, as any other work of the one great modern dramatist's; the third or lyric book would suffice to reveal its author as incomparably and immeasurably the greatest poet of his age, and one great among the greatest of all time; the fourth or epic book is the sublimest and most terrible of historic poems - a visionary pageant of French history from the reign and the revelries of Henry IV.

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  • Next year the great tragic poem of Torquemada came forth to bear witness that the hand which wrote Ruy Blas had lost nothing of its godlike power and its matchless cunning, if the author of Le Roi s'amuse had ceased to care much about coherence of construction from the theatrical point of view as compared with the perfection of a tragedy designed for the devotion of students not unworthy or incapable of the study; that his command of pity and terror, his powers of intuition and invention, had never been more absolute and more sublime; and that his infinite and illimitable charity of imagination could transfigure even the most monstrous historic representative of Christian or Catholic diabolatry into the likeness of a terribly benevolent and a tragically magnificent monomaniac. Two years later Victor Hugo published the third and concluding series of La Legende des siecles.

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  • They may have contributed to the formation of the style of comedy which appears at the very outset much more mature than that of serious poetry, tragic or epic. They gave the name and some of the characteristics to that special literary product of the Roman soil, the satura, addressed to readers, not to spectators, which ultimately was developed into pure poetic satire in Lucilius, Horace, Persius and Juvenal, into the prose and verse miscellany of Varro, and into something approaching the prose novel in Petronius.

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  • Before his tragic end at Pizzo on the 13th of October 1815, she had retired to Austrian territory and was placed under some measure of restraint.

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  • Paley, Quintus Smyrnaeus and the " Homer " of the tragic Poets (1879); G.

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  • Tragic poets (5): Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Ion, Achaeus.

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  • Both of these were ably represented in the first half of the century by Bentley himself, while, in the twenty years between 1782 and 1803, the verbal criticism of the tragic poets of Athens was the peculiar province of Richard Porson (1759-1808), who was born in the same year as F.

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  • He or his tragic fate may have touched a deeper chord, but it was carefully concealed; and although in later years Elizabeth seems to have cherished his memory, and certainly showed no love for his brother's children, at the time she only showed resentment at the indignities inflicted on herself.

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  • He was the last and the most wilful but perhaps the best of her favourites, and his tragic fate deepened the gloom of her closing years.

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  • He was killed by natives at Nukapu, in the Santa Cruz group, on the 10th of September 1871, the victim of a tragic error.

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  • The Jesuits have attracted chief attention, not merely on account of their superior zeal and numbers, but also because of the tragic fate of some of their missionaries in Canada.

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  • After the tragic death of Hermias, he retired for a time to Mitylene, and in 343-342 was summoned to Macedon by Philip to teach Alexander, who was then a boy of thirteen.

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  • It was only in 1822, however, that the tragic death of his friend Londonderry (Castlereagh) brought.

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  • Conradin's tragic and inevitable end closed the last act of the secular struggle between the Holy See and the Empire.

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  • There he was struck down by fever; and on the 15th of August 1464 death had released him from all his afflictions - a tragic close which has thrown a halo round his memory.

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  • His feud with Lorenzo de' Medici culminated in the Pazzi conspiracy, the tragic sequel to which was the assassination of Giuliano de' Medici (April 26, 1478).

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  • a story describing how the domestic happiness of a young tutor, who marries the unacknowledged daughter of a Russian sensualist of the old type, dull, ignorant and genial, is troubled by a Russian sensualist of the new school, intelligent, accomplished and callous, without there being any possibility of saying who is most to be blamed for the tragic termination.

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  • The primate Edmund Rich held them responsible for the tragic fate of the rebellious Richard Marshal.

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  • The events with which he was connected were many, tragic and of the widest European interest.

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  • Its defect is that its tragic conclusion does not seem absolutely inevitable, but the characters - especially those of the Grafin Orsina and Marinelli, the prince of Guastalla's chamberlain who weaves the intrigue from which Emilia escapes by death, are powerfully drawn.

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  • Maurice, after the death of Oldenbarneveldt, was supreme in the land, but he missed sorely the wise counsels of the old statesman whose tragic end .

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  • His colleagues in the librarianship were Alexander of Aetolia and Lycophron of Chalcis, to whom were allotted the tragic and comic writers respectively, Homer and other epic poets being assigned to Zenodotus.

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  • The tragic fiasco of the Sicilian expedition, involving the death 1 In 454 Athens made a treaty with Segesta (inscr.

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  • But the chief distinction of Ennius was gained in tragic and narrative poetry.

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  • He was compelled, however, to add that the lustre of his pontificate would be for ever dulled by the tragic fall of Constantinople, which the Turks took in 1453.

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  • Gasiorowski, Tragic Russia, translated by Viscount de Busancy (London, 1908).

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  • This tragic story is the subject of one of the extant plays of Euripides.4 The famous friendship between Theseus and Pirithous, king of the Lapiths, originated thus.

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  • On the 26th of May 946 Edmund's brief but energetic reign came to a tragic conclusion when he was stabbed at the royal villa of Pucklechurch, in Gloucestershire, by an exiled robber named Liofa, who had returned to the court unbidden.

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  • She forced him into war against Austrasia, in the course of which she procured the assassination of the victorious king Sigebert (575); she carried on a malignant struggle against Chilperic's sons by his first wife, Theodebert, Merwich and Clovis, who all died tragic deaths; and she per sistently endeavoured to secure the throne for her own children.

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  • Demosthenes had dreamed the night before that he and Archias were competing for a prize as tragic actors; the house applauded Demosthenes; but his chorus was shabbily equipped, and Archias gained the prize.

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  • The life of society, now alarmingly unstable and ruthlessly cfuel, was symbolized by the dance macabre painted on the walls of the cemeteries; the sombre and tragic art of the I5th century, having lost the fine balance life shown by that of the I3th, gave expression in its mournful realism to the general state of exhaustion.

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  • The tragic close of his career appeased for the moment the fierce hatred of politics, and his death was very generally deplored as a national calamity.'

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  • I almost cried, it was all so real and tragic.

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  • All I know of him is tragic.

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  • A full house listened in rapt silence as the tragic events unfolded... David Rex ' Oedipus was a most moving figure.

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  • How did satyr drama relate to comedy and tragedy; how closely was it tied to its tragic trilogy?

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  • Whether joyous or tragic some events have the ability to shatter stereotypes.

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  • Unfortunately, Antonia 's studies came to an end with her father 's tragic suicide.

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  • Perhaps tragic at times but always tinged with humor.

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  • It is tragic that 5m people a year in developing countries die of communicable diseases.

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  • A tragic accident had closed the tunnel in November 2001.

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  • They fail to predict the effects of drugs with tragic consequences.

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  • She emphasized Trotsky 's tragic fate, seeing the death of all his children.

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  • Pick out some phrases that demonstrate " tragic irony ".

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  • They tell simple, sometimes tragic tales of everyday life.

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  • And Doris 's obsession with tidying up has potentially tragic repercussions.

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  • Tar and Gemma 's teenage years are essentially tragic: Burgess warns how this could be avoided.

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  • It is tragic to see such innocent blood flow on any occasion. ' Christian Aid urges the British government to press for negotiations.

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  • Parliament 's rejection of his bill proved tragic for both Great Britain and Ireland.

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  • Tragic in the sense that behind each painting is both a portentousness and a sense of mortality.

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  • Even the most tragic of circumstance is marshaled in the attempt to educate and fascinate.

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  • At this time, I hold myself more utterly vanquished, than ever his theme 's weight overcame comic, or, tragic poet.

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  • A few miles away, a family who have everything are wrenched apart by a tragic accident.

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  • The author uses pathos when she unfolds the tragic backstory of the relatable villain.

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  • The tone of the president's speech was just right in the context of current tragic events.

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  • The forcedmigrationof the displaced people from their home country was unethical and tragic.

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  • Even after the tragic incident, the country had optimism and hope for restoration.

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  • Bicycle Tragic Royalty Playing Cards: They glow under black lights and the caricatures have a morbid feel.

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  • Many kittens will meet with a tragic end unless they are adopted by responsible people who will provide the care they need.

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  • Illnesses that lead to immunosuppression create tragic health conditions in geriatric cats that already suffer from lowered immune function.

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  • Testino’s fame skyrocketed after taking photos of Princess Diana relaxing on couches and pillows in a series of informal poses for Vanity Fair magazine in July 1997, a month before her tragic death in a Paris car crash.

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  • At the end of the day, it is up to us as a society to decide just who is to blame for these tragic instances.

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  • Versace was established in 1978 under Gianni Versace, but after his tragic death in 1997, Gianni's sister, Donatella, became the creative force behind the fashions.

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  • Not only must the bride and groom personally deal with the tragic decision to cancel, but they also must notify family, friends, and guests who will ultimately bombard them with questions and concerns.

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  • While abuse and addiction are two different problems, both can lead to tragic ends.

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  • The union was bittersweet as the day before, Dog's 23-year-old daughter, Barbara, died in a tragic car accident.

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  • The famous artist Vincent Van Gogh is almost as well-known for his difficult and tragic life as he is for his expressive paintings, such as The Starry Night.

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  • Unfortunately, Steve Irwin's life came to a tragic end when he was fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray spine on September 4, 2006.

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  • In fact, many experts called his death an unfortunate and tragic accident.

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  • One of the most tragic side effects of super stardom is the incredible pressure to be ultra skinny.

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  • Taylor may have had some warning of their intent with their tag line, "In a place between heaven and Hollywood, dreams turn tragic and fame goes sour fast."

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  • Whether it's death from natural causes or tragic circumstances, we can fondly remember celebrities even after they pass.

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  • Later in the day, however, the world would be shocked by another tragic loss.

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  • It is always tragic when someone so young dies unexpectedly.

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  • Ledger's father, Kim, released a statement to the public regarding the tragic death of his son, saying: "While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy.

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  • Others say he might just be plain insane and with the tragic year he has had, no one blames him if he is cracking just a little bit.

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  • The woman claimed to have seen Heath Ledger doing drugs before his tragic death and also made claims that she was once the personal assistant to tantrum prone model Naomi Campbell.

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  • Before his tragic death from pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze was often named on lists and blogs as one of the many victims of bad plastic surgery.

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  • Chris Farley - Another comic heavyweight from SNL met a tragic end in 1997 at the age of 33.

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  • The answer to "What happened to Martha Stewart?" is not tragic or especially gossip-worthy.

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  • While her son's death was tragic, often times she struggles with why it happened; however, she has not let her son's death stop her from living the rest of her life.

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  • Before her tragic death Mansfield starred in such movies as The Loves of Hercules and Primitive Love.

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  • These celebrity murders are both tragic and shocking.

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  • Possibly the most tragic reason that dog rescues are employed is breed specific legislation (BSL).

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  • Developed after the company's founder lost her beloved dog Chinook to a tragic strangulation accident, the KeepSafe collar is designed to prevent a dog from being choked to death should his collar become stuck on an object.

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  • It seems that since the tragic events of 9-11, people are spending more time at home instead of traveling abroad on exotic vacations.

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  • Unfortunately, the Pantera story has a tragic ending.

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  • The nation's amber alert history began in 1996 with the tragic murder of a nine-year-old girl in Arlington, Texas, named Amber Hagerman.

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  • When one pair goes missing or meets its tragic end in the hands of a toddler, you can pull out another pair.

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  • While this may be a tragic end for some amusement parks, it is no less tragic than the gradual decay that most abandoned amusement parks undergo.

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  • Many tragic school shootings have been blamed on games like Doom and Counter-Strike.

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  • In the starting point of this World of Warcraft game expansion, you will spend time learning about Blood Elf history, and finding out the truth about the tragic fate of the people of Silver moon.

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  • Death rituals often are the moments when the death of a loved one becomes real and not just tragic news.

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  • For thousands of years, beautiful, and sometimes tragic, stories have been told through the movement and the material.

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  • These cases are tragic and many states have used such cases to point to the need for standardized regulations to help stop abuse.

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  • At the time, No Doubt had just released their second disc, Tragic Kingdom.

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  • The history of Alcatraz prison is varied, fascinating, and at times tragic.

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  • Unfortunately, this long distance from the deck to the water has too many times been employed for tragic means.

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  • Luckily, that tragic moment did not define this star's life.

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  • For Halloween in 2005, a number of variations of the tragic Hurricane Katrina were portrayed in costume.

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  • This is particularly tragic since most people vying for the purchase of less-expensive Gucci products are typically unfamiliar with genuine Gucci merchandise.

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  • Soon after a college student's tragic death, Aiden begins to act strange; Rachel pays no mind at first, until Samara's presence begins to show through the sleeping Aiden.

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  • She has a tragic secret that only comes to light long after they're too far in love to turn their backs on their feelings and walk away.

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  • Although some of their children died infancy, this was more to do with the tragic conditions of childbirth at the time.

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  • However, based on the tragic history of these locations, these locations could likely house paranormal happenings.

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  • The tragic history of this location suggests that it may be yet another hospital that's haunted in California.

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  • Numerous sightings were reported over the following year, but they suddenly came to a halt just before a tragic event that may or may not have been connected to Mothman.

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  • The good folks with BPI host many events and conferences at the mansion which is associated with four tragic deaths, including one suicide that occurred on the premises.

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  • In one popular version, the driver knocks on the door of the house where she wanted to go and meets the father of the girl only to be told she died years before in some tragic accident.

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  • The Survival of Adam Mayblum: The tale of Adam Mayblum has received much attention on the Internet since the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

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  • However, since you have no plans to pay taxes anyway, the concept of gainful employment is a tragic vision.

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  • The potency of red shoes continues to be felt in society, from Dorothy's ruby red slippers to the tragic ballerina's footwear in the film The Red Shoes.

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  • The actress' most powerful storyline is arguably the tragic love story she shared with Stone Cates.

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  • It is only when Rory begins to define herself independently that she and her mother clash, but their love and support of each other is felt in every comical, tragic and familial moment on the show.

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  • The moment that defined the series was the tragic plane crash that struck the village in 1993.

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  • But, her appearance on Summerland ended when she was killed in a tragic car crash.

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  • In the middle of their very busy morning, they both suffer tragic accidents.

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  • Lily dealt with many tragedies in her young life from her mother's death to her foster brother's deafness, but the loss of her innocence to Kevin dealt her self-esteem a tragic blow.

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  • You'll be able to find out everything about Meredith and Derek's emotionally-wrought relationship to Izzie and Denny's tragic pairing to Callie's controversial storyline regarding her sexuality.

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  • Try to stay positive; getting a tattoo that represents the tragic end rather than the life your loved one lived can have long-term effects of depression and sadness.

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  • Scott Fitzgerald's tragic novel, "The Great Gatsby."

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  • Review all the exemptions and make sure your pet will be covered if something tragic occurs.

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  • Mr. Raymond's tragic demise notwithstanding, Victoria's Secret continued its march towards almost unparalleled success in the lingerie industry.

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  • While this may be a tragic thing and not an ideal situation for many young girls growing up in America today, it is true that women who wear thongs are beautiful.

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  • According to Ian's wife Deborah Curtis, from a young age Ian had been fascinated with the 'live fast die young' philosophy, idolizing tragic heroes like James Dean and Jim Morrison.

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  • Jetstream by New Order - From the tragic ashes of Joy Division rose New Order, oh so many years ago.

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  • It introduced the world to a new sound, a new attitude, and a dynamic and tragic frontman.

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  • One of Clapton's most successful songs, it has a tragic story behind it.

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  • Everything stopped on March 31, 1995, when the Selena biography came to a tragic and senseless end.

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  • They seemed destined for a long career in the music industry, but Karen Carpenter's sudden death from anorexia in 1983 marked a tragic end for this beloved duo.

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  • Vedek Bareil died in a tragic shuttle accident during negotiations with the Cardassians for a peace treaty.

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  • Three actors play Anakin Skywalker, the protagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy and tragic figure of the final episode.

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  • She and Felix Gaeta represented dual sides of the same tragic coin.

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  • In 1945, America detonated an atomic bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in one of the most tragic and destructive military attacks in world history.

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  • As scientific progress and achievements approached the climactic period of world war in the 1940s, those scientific achievements also produced some of the most dangerous and tragic weapons known to man.

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  • Most of the videos pertain to the activities of herself and her family, while others are pertain to current events, such as the recent tragic death of young actor Heath Ledger and the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

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  • With Philopoemen he seems to have been on intimate terms. After Philopoemen's tragic death in Messenia (182) he was entrusted with the honourable duty of conveying home the urn in which his ashes had been deposited (Plut.

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  • In this uplifting, yet tragic story about aspiring artists, the music stirs your soul and you will leave the theater singing.

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