We know the war prepared On every peaceful home, We know the hells declared For such as serve not Rome, The terror, threats and dread In market, hearth and field: We know when all is said We perish if we yield.
Let Winter come! let polar spirits sweepThe darkening world, and tempest-troubled deep!Though boundless snows the withered heath deform,And the dim sun scarce wanders through the storm,Yet shall the smile of social love repay,With mental light, the melancholy day!And, when its short and sullen noon is o'er,The ice-chained waters slumbering on the shore,How bright the fagots in his little hallBlaze on the hearth, and warm the pictured wall!thomas campbell
Far from all resort of mirth, Save the cricket on the hearth.john milton
For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, Or busy housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb upon his knees the envied kiss to share.thomas gray
Millions drew up before the international hearth of television.NewYorkTimes
For ages the army of spirits, once so near, has been receding farther and farther from us, banished by the magic wand of science from hearth and home, from ruined cell and ivied tower, from haunted glade and lonely mere, from the riven murky cloud that belches forth lightning, and from those fairer clouds that pillow the silvery moon or fret with flakes of burning red the golden eve.james frazer
For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, Or busy housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.thomas gray
A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigor of the game.Charles Lamb
I secretly understood: the primitive appeal of the hearth. Television is its irresistible charm a fire.john updike
Cling to thy home! If there the meanest shed Yield thee a hearth and shelter for thy head, And some poor plot, with vegetables stored, Be all that Heaven allots thee for thy board, Unsavory bread, and herbs that scatter'd grow Wild on the river-brink or mountain-brow; Yet e'en this cheerless mansion shall provide More heart's repose than all the world beside.Leonidas, Home.
A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game.Charles Lamb
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