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  • That hope to see our country freed from a yoke unjustly laid upon her, – that hope which you, not considering our rights, or weighing the power that lies in a just cause, denominate an ignis fatuus, is the only passion I believe that lives in the gentle bosom of my Helen; and therefore, noble earl, not even your offers can equal the measure of her wishes.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • Let not the magic arts of that worthless Sanford lead you, like an ignis fatuus from the path of rectitude and virtue!

    The Coquette, or, The History of Eliza Wharton: A Novel Founded on Fact

  • It is not material certainty of success, the ignis fatuus which is the great snare of the mere engineer, or of the merely accomplished soldier, that points the way to heroic achievements.

    The Life of Nelson

  • How do you feel towards this fair ignis fatuus, this lily of the desert?


  • Deserted thus by the ignis fatuus of youth, the collapse of the three old people is complete.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Minds are thus untun'd, our Actions soon joyn in the same Discord; we post − pone the Laws of the Gods, and make those of our Country ineffectual, of all which Valerius now became an Example; for he was not wicked in his Nature, but misled by the Ignis − fatuus of his


  • Pipe, nor wander after the Ignis − fatuus of Vain − glory.


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  • It was named after the strange phenomenon of light flickering over peat bogs, called ignis fatuus or jack-o-latern.

    Archive 2008-10-01


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