Sydney Smith, in Lady Holland's Memoir (1855), "Of Friendship".
By accident most strange, bountiful Fortune Now my dear lady hath mine enemies Brought to this shore; and by my prescience I find my zenith doth depend upon A most auspicious star, whose influence If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes Will ever after droop.william shakespeare
I get too hungry for dinner at eight. I like the theater, but never come late. I never bother with people I hate. That's why the lady is a tramp.Lorenz Hart
Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake: Men, some to quiet, some to public strife; But every lady would be Queen for life.Alexander Pope
I don't want to talk grammar, I want to talk like a lady.George Bernard Shaw
High up among the branches of a mighty tree she hugged the shrieking infant to her bosom, and soon the instinct that was as dominant in this fierce female as it had been in the breast of his tender and beautiful mother — the instinct of mother love — reached out to the tiny man-child's half-formed understanding, and he became quiet.Then hunger closed the gap between them, and the son of an English lord and an English lady nursed at the breast of Kala, the great ape.Edgar Rice Burroughs
So passeth, in the passing of a day, Of mortal life, the leaf, the bud, the flower; No more doth flourish after first decay, That erst was sought to deck both bed and bower Of many a lady and many a paramour. Gather therefore the rose whilst yet in prime, For soon comes age that will her pride deflower. Gather the rose of love whilst yet in time, Whilst loving thou mayst loved be with equal crime.Edmund Spenser
Full many a lady I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Brought my too diligent ear; for several virtues Have I lik'd several women, never any With so full soul, but some defect in her Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, And put it to the foil; but you, O you, So perfect and so peerless, are created Of every creature's best!
She left the web, she left the loom, She made three paces through the room, She saw the water-lily bloom, She saw the helmet and the plume, She looked down to Camelot. Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror cracked from side to side; 'The curse is come upon me', cried The lady of Shalott.Tennyson
Most Mens' Anger about Religion is as if two Men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.savile, george, 1st marquess of halifax
A heat full of coldness, a sweet full of bitterness, a pain full of pleasantness, which maketh thoughts have eyes and hearts ears, bred by desire, nursed by delight, weaned by jealousy, killed by dissembling, buried by ingratitude, and this is love. Fair lady, will you any?john lyly
She is a half-mad old bag lady. The Finchley Whinger.lord stratford
Remember the old saying, "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."Miguel de Cervantes
O lady! we receive but what we give And in our life alone does Nature live.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[In response to a lady who said that a landscape reminded her of his work] Yes, madam, Nature is creeping up.Whistler
Ah, Foole! faint heart faire lady n'ere could win.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
Jesus, lady! There's blood on this guy! What
Know thus far forth: By accident most strange, bountiful Fortune Now my dear lady hath mine enemies Brought to this shore; and by my prescience I find my zenith doth depend upon A most auspicious star, whose influence If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes Will ever after droop.
Down she came and found a boat Beneath a willow left afloat, And round about the prow she wrote The lady of Shalott.Tennyson
Night makes no difference 'twixt the Priest and Clerk;Joan as my lady is as good i' the dark.Robert Herrick
The remarkable protection granted to the Army of the Andes by its Patron and General, Our lady of Cuyo, cannot fail to be observed. I am obliged as a Christian to acknowledge the favour and to present to Our lady, who is venerated in your Reverence's church, my staff of command which I hereby send: for it belongs to her and may it be a testimony of her protection to our Army.josé de san martín
The lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king.
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