To every thing there is a season, and a time to
every purpose under the
heaven: Atimeto be born,
and atimeto die; atimetoplant, and a time to pluck up
that which is planted; A time to kill, and
a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build
up; Atimetoweep, and
atimeto laugh; atimetomourn, and a time to dance: A time to cast away
stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to
embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and
a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and
a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to
speak; A time to love, and
a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Bible (Old Testament) Ecclesiastes 3:1^8.
Yo persigo una forma que no encuentra mi estilo, boto n de
pensamiento que busca ser la rosa; se anuncia con un
beso que en mis labios se posa al abrazo imposible
de laVenus de Milo. I seek a form that
my style cannot discover, a bud of thought
that wants to be a rose; it is heralded by a
kiss that is placed on my lips in the impossible
embrace of theVenus de Milo. Rube n pseudonym of Fe lixRube nGarc|a Sarmiento Dar| o Prosas profanas,'Yo persigo una forma' (translated
as'I seek a
And the softness of my body will be guarded by embrace By each button,
hook, and lace. For the man who
should loose me is dead, Fighting with the
Duke in Flanders, In a pattern called
a war. Christ! What are
patterns for? Amy Lowell 'Patterns'.
Then worms shall try That long preserved
virginity: And your quaint
honour turn to dust; And into ashes all
my lust. The grave's a fine
and private place, But none I thinkdo
there embrace. Andrew Marvell c.1650^1652 'To His Coy Mistress' (published1681).
But O as to embrace me she enclin'd I wak'd, she fled,
and day brought back my night. John Milton c.1658 Sonnets, no.19,'Methought I Saw'.
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated,
needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft,
familiar with her face, We first endure,
then pity, then embrace. Alexander Pope An Essay on Man, epistle 2, l.217^19.
mon rival, mais c'est pour l'e touffer. If I embrace my
rival, it is to strangle him. Jean Racine Britannicus, act 4, sc.3.
Naked she lay, clasped in my longing arms, I filled with love,
and she all over charms, Both equally
inspired with eager fire, Melting through
kindness, flaming in desire; With arms, legs,
lips, close clinging to embrace. JohnWilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester c.1672 'The Imperfect Enjoyment', l.1^6 (published1680).
happy dames, that may embrace The fruit of your
delight, Help to bewail the
woeful case And eke the heavy
plight Of me, that wonted
to rejoice The fortune of my
pleasant choice. Good ladies, help
to fill my mourning voice. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey 'O happy dames'.
It is better to fight for the good, than to rail at the ill; I have felt with my
native land, I am one with my kind, I embrace the
purpose of God, and the doom assigned. Tennyson Maud, pt.3, sect.6, stanza 5, l.57^9.
His career was a text book example of the rise of a patrician in the
snug embrace of the American establishment. Time Of Dean Acheson. 25 Oct.