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Synonyms for eulogium

a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently

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an abuse of the taste of the town, a condemnation of all contemporary authors, and an eulogium on the performance just about to be represented.
Old John, immensely flattered by the personal notoriety implied in this familiar form of address, answered, with something like a knowing look, 'I should believe you could, sir,' and was turning over in his mind various forms of eulogium, with the view of selecting one appropriate to the qualities of his best bed, when his ideas were put to flight by Mr Chester giving Barnaby the letter, and bidding him make all speed away.
Bestowing this eulogium on the retired character of his retreat with a dubious shake of the head, Mr Meagles led the way into the house.
Pickwick fully entered into the spirit of this eulogium, but he could not exactly re-echo its terms; for the soft light of intelligence burned rather feebly in the eyes of the warriors, inasmuch as the command 'eyes front' had been given, and all the spectator saw before him was several thousand pair of optics, staring straight forward, wholly divested of any expression whatever.
In Emma, sentimental art becomes the touchstone not of elevated passions but rather of opportunistic eulogium worthy of Mr.
21: 183-84) Narrator: "Commiseration for Benjamin Hughes, Eulogium on human .
This objection to eloquence is therefore its highest eulogium.
In the late performance of The Revenge, the representative of Alonzo appeared to us alone entitled to the eulogium due to eminence, and the well-known talents of Mr P.
28) Thereafter, to a point near the end of Edward III's reign, the material is mostly derived from Ranulf Higden's Polychronicon and its continuation, the prose Brut text as it occurs in manuscripts of the A Group of the `English Peculiar Version to 1437', and, less frequently, from other well-known sources, including the Eulogium historiarum, from which certain readily identifiable episodes are taken.
Bamberger, 24): "I have observed the demon of vainglory being chased by nearly all the other demons, and when his pursuers fell, shamelessly he drew near and unfolded a long list of his virtues"; Peri logismon 15, De octo spiritibus 15; Tractatus ad Eulogium 20, 28.
As the Gazette noted: `This, as a national undertaking, will entitle our little community to the gratifying eulogium of a spirited exertion.
On 29 January 1808 (249) Thomas Johnes of Hafod sent Robert Anderson a copy of A Father's Memoirs of His Child by Benjamin Heath Malkin (1806), rather because the book contained "an eulogium of your humble servant" than for its account of Blake or Blake's frontispiece (engraved by Robert Hartley Cromek), for Johnes found Blake to be "verging on extravaganza.
told me one day as I was reading a Newspaper to him containing Eulogiums upon the late General Washington, which among other things ascribed to him the founding of the American Government to which Judge Ellsworth objected, saying President Washington's influence while in the Convention was not very great, at least not much as to the forming of the present Constitution of the United States in 1787, which Judge Ellsworth said was drawn by himself and five others, viz.
Near the conclusion of the proposal, publisher Archibald Bell declared, "But the publisher means not, in this advertisement, to deliver any particular eulogiums on the present publication; he rather desires to submit the striking beauties of its contents to the unbiased candour of the impartial Public" (Robinson 1984, 405).
Today's young audience will have to struggle with the 19-century language (habiliments, remonstrances, eulogiums, and all) and anyone might have trouble with the turns and twists of plot.