Tawny are the leaves turned but they still hold, And it is harvest; what shall this land produce? A meagre hill of kernels, a runnel of juice; Declension looks from our land, it is old. Therefore let us assemble, dry, gray, spare, And mild as yellow air.john crowe ransom: 1924 Chills and Fever,'Antique Harvesters'.
There is continual spring, and harvest there Continual, both meeting at one time: For both the boughs do laughing blossoms bear, And with fresh colours deck the wanton prime, And eke attonce the heavy trees they climb, Which seem to labour under their fruits load: The whiles the joyous birds make their pastime Amongst the shady leaves, their sweet above, And their true loves without suspicion tell abroad.Edmund Spenser: 1590 Of the Garden of Adonis. The Faerie Queen, bk.3, canto 6, stanza 42.
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.Bible (Old Testament): Jeremiah 8:20.
In common truths that round us lie Some random truths he can impart, The harvest of a quiet eye That broods and sleeps on his own heart.william wordsworth: 1799 'A Poet's Epitaph', stanza13 (published1800).
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.Douglas William Jerrold: Of Australia. The Wit and Opinions of Douglas Jerrold (published1859),'A Land of Plenty'.
There's Carol like a rolling car, And Martin like a flying bird, And Adam like the Lord's First Word, And Raymond like the Harvest Moon, And Peter like a piper's tune, And Alan like the flowing on Of water. And there's John, like John.Eleanor Farjeon: 1958 Then There Were Three,'Boys' Names'.
Iwill not againcursetheground anymore for man'ssake; for the imagination of man is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.Bible (Old Testament): Genesis 8:21-2.
He brought light out of darkness, not out of a lesser light; he canbring thysummerout of winter, though thou have no spring God comes to thee, not as in the dawning of the day, not as in the bud of the spring, but as the sun at noontoillustrateall shadows,asthesheavesinharvestto fill all penuries. All occasions invite his mercies, and all times are his seasons.john donne: 1624 Sermons,'Christmas Day,1624'.
When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the L thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.Bible (Old Testament): ORDDeuteronomy 24:19.
Say not ye,There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for theyare white already to harvest.Bible (NewTestament): St John 4:35.
We shall all live. We pray for life, children, a good harvest and happiness. You will have what is good for you and I will have what is good for me. Let the kite perch and let the egret perch too. If one says no to the other, let his wing break.chinua achebe: Chapter 3 (p. 22)
Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you to add something to the pleasure of others, or to diminish something of their pains. And for every grain of enjoyment you sow in the bosom of another, you shall find a harvest in your own bosom; while every sorrow which you pluck out from the thoughts and feelings of a fellow creature shall be replaced by beautiful peace and joy in the sanctuary of your soul.jeremy bentham: Advise to a young girl (22 June 1830)
The law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.boardman, george, the younger: Reported in Andrew Beers, Phinneys' Calendar (1878).
Apart from the positive woes of perdition, an eternity of wretchedness grows from the want of love to Christ as naturally as the oak grows from the acorn, or the harvest from the scattered grain. It is not that love to Christ merits heaven; it does far better, it makes heaven. It is, as it were, the organ of sensation that takes note of heaven's blessedness.andrew kennedy hutchison boyd: P. 401. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
The man who seeks one thing in life and but oneMay hope to achieve it before life is done;But he who seeks all things, wherever he goesOnly reaps from the hopes which around him he sowsA harvest of barren regrets.robert bulwer-lytton: Part ii, canto ii.
By putting the means of production into the hands of the masses but withholding from those same masses any ownership over the product of their work, Web 2.0 provides an incredibly efficient mechanism to harvest the economic value of the free labor provided by the very, very many and concentrate it into the hands of the very, very few.nicholas g. carr: "Web 2.0lier than thou," Rough Type, October 23, 2006.
And the ripe harvest of the new-mown hayGives it a sweet and wholesome odour.Colley Cibber: Act V, scene 3.
This well may be The Day of Judgment which the world awaits; But be it so or not, I only know my present duty, and my Lord’s command to occupy till He come. So at the post where He hath set me in His providence, I choose, for one, to meet Him face to face, no faithless servant frightened from my task, but ready when the Lord of the harvest calls; and therefore, with all reverence, I would say, let God do His work, we will see to ours. Bring in the candles.abraham davenport: As quoted by John Greenleaf Whittier in his poem "Abraham Davenport" first published in The Atlantic Monthly (May 1866); later published in The Tent on the Beach, and Other Poems (1867).
They tell me thou art rich, my country: goldIn glittering flood has poured into thy chest;Thy flocks and herds increase, thy barns are pressedWith harvest, and thy stores can hardly holdTheir merchandise; unending trains are rolledAlong thy network rails of East and West;Thy factories and forges never rest;Thou art enriched in all things bought and sold!But dost thou prosper? Better news I crave.O dearest country, is it well with theeIndeed, and is thy soul in health?A nobler people, hearts more wisely brave,And thoughts that lift men up and make them free,—These are prosperity and vital wealth!henry van dyke: America's Prosperity (October 1, 1916).
"The harvest of this world is to the resolute, and he that is infirm of purpose is ground betwixt the upper and the nether millstone"eric rücker eddison: The Worm Ouroboros
Now he conducted her through his armouries where he kept his weapons and weapons for his fighting men and all panoply of war. There he showed her swords and spears, maces and axes and daggers, orfreyed and damascened and inlaid with jewels; byrnies and baldricks and shields; blades so keen, a hair blown against them in a wind should be parted in twain; charmed helms on which no ordinary sword would bite. And Juss said unto the Queen, "Madam, what thinkest thou of these swords and spears? For know well that these be the ladder's rungs that we of Demonland climbed up by to that signiory and principality which now we hold over the four corners of the world." She answered, "O my lord, I think nobly of them. For an ill part it were while we joy in the harvest, to contemn the tools that prepared the land for it and reaped it."eric rücker eddison: The Worm Ouroboros, page 499.
Looking back from today's vantage, Eisenstein's mathematics appear to us more up to date than ever. It is not so much the harvest of theorems, nor the creation of full-fledged theories, but the way of looking at things which amazes us...ferdinand eisenstein: Norbert Schappacher in Mathematics in Berlin (1998)
"Breaking the bank at Monte Carlo" is a euphemism for closing a single gaming table. It was last accomplished at the Casino Ste. des Bains de Mer during the final days of 1957, with a harvest of 180 million francs.richard arnold epstein: Chapter One, Kubeiagenesis, p. 10
If any one owe a debt for a loan, and a storm prostrates the grain, or the harvest fail, or the grain does not grow for lack of water; in that year he need not give his creditor any grain, he washes his debt-tablet in water and pays no rent for this year.hammurabi: Section 48 of the Code of Hammurabi (translated by Leonard William King, 1910).
Indolence is the worst enemy that the church has to encounter. Men sleep around her altar, stretching themselves on beds of ease, or sit idly with folded hands looking lazily out on fields white for the harvest, but where no sickle rings against the wheat.frederic dan huntington: P. 344. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))