first and last


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Synonyms for first and last

taking everything together

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I put both these princes into the first and last historical romance I ever wrote.
That was the first and last I heard of it, until right now you speaking of it, sir.
Beauty first and last is what holds us in Spenser's poems- -beauty of description, beauty of thought, beauty of sound.
1-4) Phoebus, of you even the swan sings with clear voice to the beating of his wings, as he alights upon the bank by the eddying river Peneus; and of you the sweet-tongued minstrel, holding his high-pitched lyre, always sings both first and last.
As to the phenomenon known as the "ashy light," it is explained naturally by the effect of the transmission of the solar rays from the earth to the moon, which give the appearance of completeness to the lunar disc, while it presents itself under the crescent form during its first and last phases.
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