stood inVenice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a
prison on each hand: I saw from out the
wave her structures rise As from the stroke
of the enchanter's wand: A thousand years
their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a
dying Glory smiles O'er the far times,
when manya subject land Look'd to the
winged Lion's marble piles, WhereVenice sate in
state, thron'd on her hundred isles! Rochdale ^18 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, canto 4, stanza1.
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 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.
Our Meistersinger, thou set breath in steel; And it was thou who
on the boldest heel Stood up and flung
the span on even wing Of that great
Bridge, our Myth, whereof I sing. (Harold) Hart Crane On Whitman and Brooklyn Bridge. The Bridge,'Cape Hatteras'.
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).
By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to
April's breeze unfurled, Here once the
embattled farmers stood And fired the shot
heard around the world. RalphWaldo Emerson 'Concord Hymn', opening lines. This poem was sung
on 4 Jul1837 at the
dedication of the monument commemorating the battle of19
might as well play bridge with my old maid aunts I haven't got a
chance This is a fine
romance. Dorothy Fields 'A Fine Romance', song featured in the film Swing
Time (music by Jerome
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to
build a bridge even where
there is no river. Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev Press conference, NewYork, Oct.
'Now who will stand on either hand, And keep the bridge
with me?' 1st Baron 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 Lays of Ancient Rome,'Horatius', stanza 70.
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 Poetic Gems,'The Tay Bridge Disaster', stanza1.
is a cycle, and mime is particularly suitable for showing fluidity,
transformation, metamorphosis. Words can keep
people apart; mime can be a bridge between them. Marcel Marceau Attributed.
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 ^92 Also sprach Zarathustra ( Thus Spake Zarathustra), prologue, section 4 (translated by R J
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. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell My Philosophical Development, ch.16.
It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge intime, toprotest
againstchange, particularlychangefor the better. John Ernest Steinbeck TravelsWith Charley In Search of America, pt.2.
'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 A FamilyAffair.
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 Carry On, Jeeves,'The RummyAffair of Old Biffy'.
Cricket can be a bridge and a glue Cricket for peace is my mission. Mohammed Zia Ul-Haq Quoted in Helen
Exley Cricket Quotations (1992).