Who saw life steadily, and saw it whole: The mellow glory of the Attic stage; Singer of sweet Colonus, and its child. Matthew Arnold
Of Sophocles. The Strayed Reveller, and Other Poems,'To a Friend'.
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it. SirArthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,'The Five Orange Pips'.
OAttic shape! Fair attitude! John Keats
Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems,'Ode on a Grecian Urn', stanza 5.
Till civil-suited Morn appear, Not tricked and frounced as she was wont With the Attic boy to hunt, But kerchiefed in a comely cloud. John Milton
c.1631 Il Penseroso, l.122^5.
Our fathers have, in process of centuries, provided this realm, its colonies and wide dependencies, with a speech as malleable and pliant as Attic, dignified as Latin, masculine, yet free of Teutonic guttural, capable of being precise as French, dulcet as Italian, sonorous as Spanish, and captaining all these excellences to its service. SirArthurThomas known as 'Q' Quiller-CouchSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The Oxford Book of EnglishVerse, preface.
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