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    Thy have vanished nameless


    I would like to ask somebody to explain to me what thy have vanished nameless means. Could the author mean something like, you meant nothing, you died without achieving nothing in your life?

    Hark to the echo of Time’s footsteps; gone
    Thise moments are into the unseen grave
    Of ages. Thy have vanished nameless. None,
    While they are deep under the eddying wave
    Of the chaotic past, shall placea stone
    Sacred to these, the nurses of the brave,
    The mighty, and the good.

    Thoma Lovell Beddoes, A Clock Striking Midnight, 183?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Aug-2016 at 22:03. Reason: Pruning overlong quote.
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    Re: Thy have vanished nameless

    I'm sure it should be "They".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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