This I will proceed to describe; but as you may think the description a little too coarse, I ask you to suppose, Socrates, that the words which follow are not mine.-- Let me put them into the mouths of the eulogists
of injustice: They will tell you that the just man who is thought unjust will be scourged, racked, bound--will have his eyes burnt out; and, at last, after suffering every kind of evil, he will be impaled: Then he will understand that he ought to seem only, and not to be, just; the words of Aeschylus may be more truly spoken of the unjust than of the just.
In 1939 Borges wrote an eight-page short story entitled "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote," in which a fictional eulogist
extols the work of one Pierre Menard, recently deceased, and also fictional, who had taken it upon himself, in the early part of the twentieth century, in France, to write the novel Don Quixote.
lovingly and with humor affirmed the great generosity and individuality of the deceased.
Joseph, Mo., diocese, is a sought-after eulogist
who has presided over and preached at the funerals for many of his brother priests.
But Columbus only comes "to explore" this "new world" if we think Ulysses' eulogist
invites us to import him there.
Gelber explores Stefan Zweig, the eulogist
, especially in the Austrian context.
There is, I suppose, a sense in which a eulogist
often is singing a song of himself.
, James Freeman Clarke, suggested that "[N]o other thinker .
He first served as a slave funeral preacher, and he quickly became a sought-after eulogist
. With so many funeral engagements, he began to sharpen his oratory skills.
When a good person passes away, a eulogist
will undoubtedly try to console the bereaved from within the rubric of "having loved his neighbor," but few times in history are we given the opportunity to remember a man who spoke for "the generations," who labored and toiled not only for those he knew, but for those he would never know and those not yet born.
As George's eulogist
and People columnist Eamonn Holmes says: "I just hope we did him proud because he did us proud."
As his friend and eulogist
Auberon Waugh wrote, "I am almost certain he decided to affect a cosy certainty in religion which he was never within miles of feeling." Faith was never simple or easy for Betjeman, and likewise there is nothing simplistic about religion in his poetry.