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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Monument
 
I have completed a monument more lasting than brass, and more sublime than the regal elevation of pyramids, which neither the wasting shower, the unavailing north-wind, nor an innumerable succession of years, and the flight of seasons, shall be able to demolish.
        Horace.—Book III. Ode 30, Lines 1–5.
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I have now completed a work which neither the anger of Jove, nor fire, nor steel, nor consuming time, will be able to destroy!
        Ovid.—Meta. Book XV. Line 873.
  2
It deserves with characters of brass
A forted residence, ’gainst the tooth of time,
And rasure of oblivion.
        Shakespeare.—Measure for Measure, Act V. Scene 1. (The Duke to Angelo.)
  3
I made my life my monument.
        Ben Jonson.—On Sir Charles Cavendish.
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Like the Monument.
        Dr. Johnson.—His answer on being asked how he felt upon the ill success of his tragedy “Irene.” (Croker’s Boswell, Page 61.)
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When old Time shall lead him to his end,
Goodness and he fill up one monument.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII., Act II. Scene 1.
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If you seek for his monument, look around, Si monumentum requiris, circumspice.
        Robert Mylne.—Epitaph on Sir Christopher Wren, in St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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Wouldst thou behold his monument? look around!
        Rogers.—Italy (Florence), Page 103, Ed. 1830.
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