Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so great a table, gives his son a damned blow over the face.Hisson, asrude as he was, would not strike his father, but strikes over the face the gentleman that sat next to him and said 'Box about: 'twill come to my father anon.' John Aubrey
Brief Lives (published1813),'Sir Walter Raleigh'.
Story is just just desertsman in the crucible like jack in the box. Stanley Lawrence Elkin
'The Future of the Novel', in the NewYork Times,17 Feb.
Nothing has conduced more to shake that decent respect for the living symbol of thestatethat goes by the name of royalty than the ever-recurring rattle of the money box. Henry Du Pre Labouche' re
In the Fortnightly Review, Feb.
His father gave him a box of truisms Shaped like a coffin, then his father died; 538 The truisms remained on the mantelpiece. (Frederick) Louis MacNeice
'The Truisms', in Collected Poems,1966.
You think this cruel? take it for a rule, No creature smarts so little as a fool. Let peals of laughter,Codrus! round thee break, Thou unconcerned canst hear the mighty crack. Pit, box, and gallery in convulsions hurled, Thou stand'st unshook amidst a bursting world. Alexander Pope
'An Epistle to DrArbuthnot', l.83^8.
But time is tied to the wrist or kept in a box, ticking with impatience. Craig Anthony Raine
'A Martian Sends a Postcard Home'.
Old Hodge stays not his hand, but whips to kennel The renegade.God's peace betide the souls Of the pure in heart. But in the box that fennel Grows around, are two red eyes that stare like coals. John Crowe Ransom
Two Gentlemen in Bonds,'Dog'.
Ah! Vanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?Come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out. William Makepeace ThackeraySearch 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.
^8 Concluding words.Vanity Fair, ch.67.
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