Time has transfigured them into Untruth. The stone fidelity They hardly meant has come to be Their final blazon, and to prove Our almost-instinct almost true: What will survive of us is love.Philip Arthur Larkin: 1956 'An Arundel Tomb'.
"I am a gentleman." I'll be sworn thou art; Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions and spirit, Do give thee five-fold blazon.William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (c. 1601-02), Act I, scene 5, line 310.
Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto I (1812), Stanza 3.
Nor all that heralds rake from coffin'd clay, Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto I (1812), Stanza 3.
When children's children shall talk of War as a madness that may not be; When we thank our God for our grief today, and blazon from sea to sea In the name of the Dead the banner of Peace … that will be Victory.Robert W. Service, The Song of the Pacifist.
The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's uses.Josiah Gilbert Holland, Plain Talks on Familiar Subjects, Art and Life. In Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 43-45