What a precious legacy to the mind of the world was the book of "Ecclesiastes," yet by what bitter experiences was its wisdom earned!
And even if he has not perpetuated a faultless character, he has yet bequeathed a noble example; and, more, has transmitted a legacy in the richness of which we forget the faults of the testator,a legacy of imperishable thought, clothed in the language of imperishable art,a legacy so valuable that it is the treasured inheritance of all civilized nations, and one which no nation can afford to lose.
Thus by these poems he has rendered a service to his country, outside his literary legacy, which has always been held in value.
I believe Wordsworth felt this, when he planned his great symbolic poem, and partly executed it in The Prelude and The Excursion: for there, more profoundly than anywhere out of Milton himself, Milton's spiritual legacy is employed.
All Mrs. Hamilton's business is in his hands, and it is generally thought that he will receive a handsome legacy from her eventually.
His artistic excellence of style His learning and attainments; his character His immortal legacy Authorities CLEOPATRA.
Nor would this be his only dangerous legacy.
How are we carrying out their sacred legacy?
Justinian's glorious legacy was already forgotten.
Its appeal will equally be to the lovers of Irish scenes, to those who affect stories about horses and hunting, and to the countless myriads who are fond of imagining what they would do with an unexpected legacy.
But when, upon the opening of Cæsar's will, it was found that he had left every Roman citizen a considerable legacy, and they beheld the body, as it was carried through the Forum, all mangled with wounds, the multitude could no longer be kept within bounds.
To have shrunk under such circumstances from manly resistance would have been a degradation blasting our best and proudest hopes; it would have struck us from the high rank where the virtuous struggles of our fathers had placed us, and have betrayed the magnificent legacy which we hold in trust for future generations.
When Lord Bacon left his name and memory to men's charitable judgments and the next age, he probably had in view his invaluable legacy to mankind of earnest searchings after truth, which made him one of the greatest of human benefactors.
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This last was irretrievably gone, it was true, but, in its place I had the ample legacy of John Wallingford as a compensation.
Is this the pleasant little legacy which my respected ancestor has bequeathed to his only grandson?
Dynastic connexions united the two imperial houses; and the common policy of repression of Polish nationalitythe fatal legacy of the days of Frederic the Great and Catharine IIunited the two empires.
That fearful legacy of war seemed to weigh upon his heart; marks of plenteous tears were upon his face; Nesselrode, though old and bent and shrunk in stature, seemed stronger than his young master.
But by solemn legacy he bequeathed at parting (whether he should live or die) a turkey of Suffolk to be sent every succeeding Christmas to us and divers other friends.
[Footnote 15: Here insert specific legacies and devises.]
Six years after this event Mr. Moyese died, leaving George a sufficient legacy to enable him to commence business on his own account.
He had also left her plenty to do, and that was a still sweeter legacy.
God's eternal legacy.
God had saved him, thanks to the pious legacies, and to the numerous masses he had paid for.
She regarded the great memories and traditions of this people as a priceless legacy which may and ought to draw all the scattered Israelites together and unite them again in a common national life.