The second day of July1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. It ought to be solemnised with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the otherfrom this time forward, for ever more. John Adams
Letter to his wife, 3 Jul, on the vote of Congress for independence from Britain.
The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next. Cyril Vernon Connolly
The Unquiet Grave, pt.2.
We declare: the genius of our days to be: trousers, jackets, shoes, tramways, buses, aeroplanes, railways, magnificent shipswhat an enchantmentwhat a great epoch unrivalled in world history. 490 Mikhail Larionov
'Rayonnist Manifesto', quoted in C Gray The Russian Experiment in Art (revised edn1986).
Dear husband! I take shame to myself that my purpose was less firm, that my heart lingered so far behind yours in preparing for this great epoch in our lives; that like Lot's wife, I still turned and looked back, and clung with all my strength to the land I was leaving. It was not the hardships of an emigrant's life I dreaded. I could bear mere physical privations philosophically enough; it was the loss of society in which I had moved, the want of congenial minds, of persons engaged in congenial pursuits, that made me so reluctant to respond to my husband's call. Susanna ne e Strickland Moodie
Roughing It in the Bush; or, A Life in Canada, vol.1, ch.11, 'The Charivari'.
A dead reigna strange epoch of folly and shame. EÅ mile ZolaSearch 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.
On the France of the Second Empire. Quoted inJoanna Richardson LaVie Parisienne (1971), p.276.
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