'Now who will stand on either hand, And keep the bridge with me?'1st Baron: 1842 Lays of Ancient Rome,'Horatius', stanza 29.
With weeping and with laughter Still is the story told, How well Horatius kept the bridge In the brave days of old.1st Baron: 1842 Lays of Ancient Rome,'Horatius', stanza 70.
Faithis the Pierless Bridge Supporting what We see Unto the Scene that We do not.Emily Elizabeth Dickinson: c.1864 Complete Poems, no.915 (first published1929).
Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ryTay! Alas! I am very sorry to say That ninety lives have been taken away On the last Sabbath day of1879, Which will be remember'd for a very long time.William McGonagall: 1890 Poetic Gems,'The Tay Bridge Disaster', stanza1.
Was groÞ ist am Menschen, das ist, dass er eine Bru« cke und kein Zweck ist. Nietzsche What isgreat in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.FriedrichWilhelm Nietzsche: 1883-92 Also sprach Zarathustra ( Thus Spake Zarathustra), prologue, section 4 (translated by R J Hollingdale).
The Colonial Secretary [Iain Macleod] has been too clever by half.Ibelievethat heisavery fine bridgeplayer. It isnot considered immoral, or even bad form, to outwit one's opponent at bridge.It almost seems to me as if the Colonial Secretary, when he abandoned the sphere of bridge for the sphere of politics, brought his bridge technique with him.of Salisbury: 1961 Speech, House of Lords. English Conservative statesman and three times Prime Minister (1885-6,1886-92,1895-1902), often serving as his own Foreign Secretary. He remained as head of government during the Boer War (1899-1902), and then retired.
Honoriais one of those robust, dynamic girls with the muscles of awelter-weight and a laugh likea squadronof cavalry charging over a tin bridge.Plum: 1925 Carry On, Jeeves,'The RummyAffair of Old Biffy'.
Ever since I was engaged on Principia Mathematica, I have had a certainmethod of whichat first Iwasscarcely conscious, but which has gradually become more explicit in my thinking. The method consists in an attempt to build a bridge between the world of sense and the world of science.Russell, Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl: 1959 My Philosophical Development, ch.16.
'In about half a mile you cross the river by an Irish bridge' 'Whatever is that?' 'It'sjust a bridge, but built under thewater instead ofover it.' 'Extremely sensible.'John Innes Mackintosh Stewart: 1969 A FamilyAffair.
Cricket can be a bridge and a glue Cricket for peace is my mission.Quoted in Helen Exley Cricket Quotations (1992).