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  • I envy thee, old man, aye, and every man who leads a life secure, unknown and unrenowned; but little I envy those in office.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • He comes from an unrenowned region, has no powerful family connections, and by a somewhat bitter tongue and rasping wit has isolated himself.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • Three Trees of Rembrandt, black in shadow against the blaze of sunlight; and thou Rosy Cottager of Sir Joshua, -- thy roses hinted by the peppery burin of Bartolozzi; ye, too, of lower grades in nature, yet not unlovely nor unrenowned, Young Bull of Paulus Potter, and Sleeping Cat of Cornelius Visscher; welcome once more to my eyes!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • Know that I am lolaus, once the companion of Hercules; for this body is not unrenowned.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • "'Better to die in the flower of youth on the chance of winning a noble name than to live at ease like the sheep and die unloved and unrenowned.'"

    Halcyone

  • Some day I hope these unrenowned men who sacrificed as much for France in America will be as notably remembered.

    The French in the Heart of America

  • He was sufficiently educated to know that it was more glorious to die, even unrenowned, upon such a mission, than to live in the prosperity that belongs to ordinary covetousness, that should it be his duty to obey this call, no other duty remained for him in its neglect.

    The Mermaid A Love Tale

  • Dr. Bagby was sent with the dead soldier to Richmond and soon afterward was discharged because of ill health, "and thus ended the record of an unrenowned warrior."

    Literary Hearthstones of Dixie

  • Would to God he were poor and unrenowned as I thought him to be, when I married him!

    Temporal Power

  • Then Perseus answered boldly: "Better to die in the flower of youth, on the chance of winning a noble name, than to live at ease like the sheep, and die unloved and unrenowned."

    Heroes Every Child Should Know

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