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" OH may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence... "
Ministers' Hand-book: For Christenings, Weddings, and Funerals - Page 79
1880 - 84 pages
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Searching for Jane Austen

Emily Auerbach - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 344 pages
...her a sense of purpose, "the choicest gift of Heaven." 9 Behold Me Immortal Finding Jane Austen Today Oh, may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again. —George Eliot, "The Choir Invisible" (1867) Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement;...
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Making Sense of Dying and Death

Andrew Fagan - History - 2004 - 229 pages
...poem, "Oh, May I Join the Choir Invisible"," song during her funeral and inscribed on her tombstone: "Of those immortal dead who live again / in minds made better by their presence".34 The clear image of life in the heart is not an image of a man who has in his death, in...
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The Californian, Volume 5

1882
...analogue to the Positivist offset to personal annihilation so winningly presented by George Eliot: ' O, may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead...that end with self, In thoughts sublime that pierce th; night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge men's search To vaster issues This is life...
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Reason and Reverence: Religious Humanism for the 21st Century

William R. Murry - Humanism, Religious - 2007 - 183 pages
...making the world a better place. George Eliot expresses this thought beautifully in her familiar poem: Oh, may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal...generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge men's search...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...must take meaner things, because only meaner things are within her reach. Felix Holt ch. 27 (1866) 10 again. Attributed in W. Gurney Benham, Benham's Book...Quotations, Proverbs, and Household Words (1907). After "Oh May I Join the Choir Invisible" 1. 1 (1867) 11 He said he should prefer not to know the sources...
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Character: The Grandest Thing in the World

Orison Swett Marden - Self-Help - 2006 - 60 pages
...us, And they are slaves most base Whose lore of right is for themselves, And not for all their race. Oh, may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal...live again In minds made better by their presence j live In pulses stirred to generosity, Im deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that...
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A Half-century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of Europe, 1848-1884

Frederic Ewen, Jeffrey Wollock - History - 2007 - 571 pages
...For posterity she had written a testament and a hope, which succeeding times have fully confirmed: Oh may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal...in scorn For miserable aims that end with self, In thought sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search...
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 200 pages
...us, And they are slaves most base Whose love of right is for themselves, And not for all their race. Oh, may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal...rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self, Lowell In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's...
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Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab

Christine Montross - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 295 pages
...display was a detail that was surely not lost on the anatomist. 161 1 bapter five Origins of a Corpse O may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead...minds made better by their presence: live In pulses stirr'd to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self,...
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