There rise her timeless capitals of Empires daily born,
Whose plinths are laid at midnight, and whose streets are packed at morn;
And here come hired youths and maids that feign to love or sin
In tones like rusty razor-blades to tunes like smitten tin.
The subject matter covered in Carmina stays pretty basic: love, lust, the pleasures of drinking and the heightened moods evoked by springtime. These primitive and persistently relevant themes are nicely camouflaged by the Latin and old German texts, so the listener can actually feign ignorance while listening to virtually X-rated lyrics. (Veni Veni Venias! Come, come come now!)The music itself toggles between huge forces and a single voice, juxtaposing majesty and intimacy with ease...carl orff
I decided not to tell lies in verse. Not to feign any emotions that I did not feel.robinson jeffers
"To fool a judge , feign fascination, but to bamboozle the whole court, feign boredom ."david mitchell
Trust me, no tortures which the poets feign, Can match the fierce, the unutterable pain He feels, who night and day, devoid of rest, Carries his own accuser in his breast.Juvenal, reported in William Gifford, The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis? (1806), p. 408.
Not one of Flora's brilliant race A form more perfect can display; Art could not feign more simple grace Nor Nature take a line away.james montgomery
How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown, Within whose circuit is Elysium, And all that poets feign of bliss and joy.Richard of Gloucester, scene ii (Act I)
I have not as yet been able to discover the reason for these properties of gravity from phenomena, and I do not feign hypotheses. For whatever is not deduced from the phenomena must be called a hypothesis; and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, or based on occult qualities, or mechanical, have no place in experimental philosophy. In this philosophy particular propositions are inferred from the phenomena, and afterwards rendered general by induction.isaac newton
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