Let us say in passing that since (philosophical) remedies are often worse than the malady, our age, in order to be cured of the Plato sickness, has swallowed such doses of a relativist, vaguely skeptical, lightly spiritualist and insipidly moralist medicine, that it is in the process of gently dying, in the small bed of its supposed democratic comfort.
Nine times out of 10 when people do a tribute album or tribute songs for somebody, it's what I call 'white boys playing reggae'. They know they can't, we know they can't, so they sing like they can't and play like they can't. They gently make fun of the idiom or sing in a false accent.david lee roth
Undergraduates owe their happiness chiefly to the consciousness that they are no longer at school. The nonsense which was knocked out of them at school is all put gently back at Oxford or Cambridge.
Skiddaw shews its vast base, and bounding all that part of the vale, rises gently to a height that sinks the neighboring hills; opens a pleasing front, smooth and verdant, smiling over the country like a gentle generous lord, while the fells of Borrowdale frown on it like a hardened tyrant.
How gently, wisely, and justly G MYoung deals with him. That is not the way to write biography.Dean Gooderham Acheson
Circumlocution, n. A literary trick whereby the writer who has nothing to say breaks it gently to the reader.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Then gently scan your brother Man, Still gentler sister Woman; Tho'they may gang a kennin wrang, To step aside is human.Robert Burns
The ground is like a beautiful woman. If you treat her gently, she'll tell you all her secrets.Peter Vilhelm glob
Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass!william wordsworth
Time has touched me gently in his race,And left no odious furrows in my face.George Crabbe
Prostrate on earth the bleeding warrior lies,And Isr'el's beauty on the mountains dies.How are the mighty fallen!Hush'd be my sorrow, gently fall my tears,Lest my sad tale should reach the alien's ears:Bid Fame be dumb, and tremble to proclaimIn heathen Gath, or Ascalon, our shameLest proud Philistia, lest our haughty foe,With impious scorn insult our solemn woe.william somervile
Information gently but relentlessly drizzles down on us in an invisible, impalpable electric rain.hans christian von baeyer
Then gently scan your brother man,Still gentler sister woman;Tho' they may gang a kennin' wrang,To step aside is human.Robert Burns
Happy who in his verse can gently steer From grave to light, from pleasant to severe.john dryden
Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, wayworn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.edgar allan poe
But I will aggravate my voice so that I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove.william shakespeare
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently; for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, the whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.william shakespeare
'And how exactly like an egg he is!' she said aloud, standing with her hands ready to catch him, for she was every moment expecting him to fall. 'It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, 'to be called an egg very!' 'I said you looked like an egg, Sir,' Alice gently explained. 'And some eggs are very pretty, you know,' she added, hoping to turn her remark into a sort of compliment.Lewis Carroll
New words and lately made shall credit claim If from a Grecian source they gently stream.
And soften'd sounds along the waters die: Smooth flow the waves, the zephyrs gently play.Alexander Pope
Time has laid his hand Upon my heart, gently, not smiting it, But as a harper lays his open palm Upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The nonsense which was knocked out of [undergraduates] at school is all put gently back at Oxford or Cambridge.max beerbohm
So may he rest; his faults lie gently on him!
gently running made sweet music with the enameled stones and seemed to give a gentle kiss to every sedge he overtook in his watery pilgrimage.
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.