That headlong ivy! not a leaf will grow But thinking of a wreath, Large leaves, smooth leaves, Serrated like my vines, and half as green. I like such ivy, bold to leap a height Twas strong to climb! as good to grow on graves As twist about a thyrsus , pretty too (And that's not ill) when twisted round a comb.
The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets.william shakespeare
So many ghosts, and forms of fright, Have started from their graves to-night, They have driven sleep from mine eyes away; I will go down to the chapel and pray.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And I saw it was filled with graves, And tomb-stones where flowers should be; And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds, And blinding with briars my joys and desires.william blake
In this decayed hole among the mountains In the faint moonlight, the grass is singing Over the tumbled graves.
Some doubt the courage of the Negro. Go to Haiti and stand on those fifty thousand graves of the best soldiers France ever had, and ask them what they think of the Negro's sword.wendell phillips
What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the music of division; Our mothers' wombs the tiring-houses be Where we are dressed for this short comedy. Heaven the judicious sharp spectator is, That sits and marks still who doth act amiss; Our graves that hide us from the searching sun Are like drawn curtains when the play is done. Thus march we, playing, to our latest rest, Only we die in earnestthat's no jest.Sir Walter Raleigh
Blows the wind to-day, and the sun and the rain are flying, Blows the wind on the moors to-dayand now, Where about the graves of the martyrs the whaups are crying, My heart remembers how!Robert Louis Stevenson
Farewell the hope that mocked, farewell despair That went before me still and made the pace. The earth is full of graves, and mine was there Before my life began; my resting-place.john davidson
The reformist illusion was paid for and is being paid for by the working class, its leaders and parties, which heroically and tragically defended it to the last moment, confirming in a dramatic fashion the phrase of the XVIII Century French revolutionary Louis de Saint-Just: "Those who make revolution half way only dig their own graves".miguel enríquez
They grew in beauty side by side,They filled one home with glee:Their graves are severed far and wideBy mount and stream and sea.felicia hemans
It is from the graves and ruins and rubbish-heaps of Egypt that writings have been restored to us in great numbers.frederic g. kenyon
True, more than a half of the green graves in the Grafton cemetery are marked "Unknown," and sometimes it occurs that one thinks of the contradiction involved in "honoring the memory" of him of whom no memory remains to honor; but the attempt seems to do no great harm to the living, even to the logical.ambrose bierce
A man is the sum of his ancestors; to reform him you must begin with a dead ape and work downward through a million graves. He is like the lower end of a suspended chain; you can sway him slightly to the right or the left, but remove your hand and he falls into line with the other links.ambrose bierce
Saddam's rape rooms and torture chambers and children's prisons are closed forever. His mass graves will claim no victims.george w. bush
There are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves in Iraq.george w. bush
Os bons vi sempre passar No mundo graves tormentos; E para mais me espantar, Os maus vi sempre nadar Em mar de contentamentos.luís de camões
For you all love the screw-guns the screw-guns they all love you! So when we take tea with a few guns, o' course you will know what to do hoo! hoo! Jest send in your Chief an' surrender it's worse if you fights or you runs: You may hide in the caves, they'll be only your graves, but you can't get away from the guns!rudyard kipling
These blossoms, gathered in familiar paths, With dear companions now passed out of sight, Shall not be laid upon their graves. They live, Since love is deathless. Pleasure now nor pride Is theirs in mortal wise, but hallowing thoughts Will meet the offering, of so little worth , Wanting the benison death has made divine.lucy larcom
The warriors that fought for their country, and bled, Have sunk to their rest; the damp earth is their bed; No stone tells the place where their ashes repose, Nor points out the spot from the graves of their foes. They died in their glory, surrounded by fame, And Victory's loud trump their death did proclaim; They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To our graves we walk In the thick footprints of departed men.alexander smith
Now it is the time of night, That the graves, all gaping wide, Every one lets forth his sprite, In the church-way paths to glide.william shakespeare
Men should not sin in their graves.
The Wise (Minstrel or Sage,) out of their books are clay; But in their books, as from their graves they rise. Angels that, side by side, upon our way, Walk with and warn us!Lytton
Grass grows at last above all graves.
Like Patience gazing on kings' graves, and smiling Extremity out of act.william shakespeare
Mores autem graves in spectaculis quis requirat? ad circum nesciunt convenire Catones. quicquid illic a gaudenti populo dicitur, iniuria non putatur. locus est qui defendit excessum. quorum garrulitas si patienter accipitur, ipsos quoque principes ornare monstratur.
Carry his body hence! Kings must have slaves: Kings climb to eminence Over men's graves: So this man's eye is dim; Throw the earth over him!henry austin dobson
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