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  • n. praise; eulogy

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A funeral oration; an éloge.


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  • No man gives better satisfaction at the first, and comes off more with the elogy of a kind gentleman, till you know him better, and then you know him for nothing.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • For the church of Pergamos was in favour with God, and consequently must needs have repented before, as is clearly collected from that elogy the Spirit gives it in Luke xxii.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI.

  • But in all this he is outdone; even as much as the Creator can outdo a creature: so that we need not use any further elogy of Christ's mediatorship than this, that he is a greater and a more potent advocate, than the Devil himself can be an accuser.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII.

  • Having mentioned king Stephen Bathori just before, I cannot omit an elogy which I found in an ancient manuscript in the college of the clergy's library here, relating to that prince.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

  • So that all this high elogy and encomium, given by this heathen of Moses, sprang only from the majestic brevity of this one expression; an expression so suited to the greatness of a creator, and so expressive of his boundless, creative power, as a power infinitely above all control or possibility of finding the least obstacle or delay in achieving its mightiest and most stupendous works.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

  • And first, when great ones vouchsafe this endearing elogy to those below them, a good-natured man generally denotes some slavish, glavering, flattering parasite, or hanger-on, one who is a mere tool or instrument, a fellow fit to be sent upon any malicious errand; a setter or informer, made to creep into all companies; a wretch employed under

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • Look upon David, a person represented under as sublime and heroic a character of piety to posterity, as any one whatsoever; a person signalized with that peculiar elogy, of being the man after God's own heart, 1 Samuel xiii.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • I must needs try my new-fledged pinions in sonnet, elogy, and madrigal.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 1

  • In a word, the wisdom here spoken of is a messenger which always goes as far as sent; an instrument which never fails or lurches the great agent who employs it, either in reaching the end he directs it to, or in finishing the work he intends it for: so that, in short, there could not be an higher and a nobler elogy to express the gospel by, than by representing it to us as the wisdom of God.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. II.

  • 140; Thy word is pure, therefore thy servant loveth it: which is an elogy that cannot be truly given to any other laws in the world, no not to those of the most renowned lawgivers, as of

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII.


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