From 'The New Colossus', inscribed at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, New York harbour,1883.
As I search the archives of my memory I seem to discern six types or methods which divide themselves from one another with measurable distinctness. There is the type magisterial or imperative; the type laconic or sententious; the type conversational or homely; the type refined or artificial, smelling of the lamp, verging at times upon preciosity or euphuism; the demonstrative or persuasive; and finally the type tonsorial or agglutinative, so called from the shears and the pastepot which are its implements and emblem.benjamin n. cardozo
When night hath set her silver lamp on high, then is the time for study.philip james bailey
Still the race of hero spirits pass the lamp from hand to hand.Charles Kingsley
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.Bojaxhiu
A pard-like Spirit, beautiful and swift A love in desolation masked;a Power Girt round with weakness;it can scarce uplift The weight of the superincumbent hour; It is a dying lamp, a falling shower, A breaking billow;even whilst we speak Is it not broken? ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
Ishould haveno objectiontothismethod, butthat Ithink it must smell too strong of the lamp.Laurence Sterne
God is the Light of the heavens and the earth; the likeness of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp (the lamp in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star) kindled froma Blessed Tree, anolivethat isneitherof the East nor of the West whose oil wellnigh would shine, even if no fire touched it; Light upon Light; (God guides to His Light whom He will). (And God strikes similitudes for men, and God has knowledge of everything.)The Koran
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.patrick henry
The light in the world comes principally from two sources,—the sun, and the student's lamp.christian nestell bovee
Man, made after God's image, was a nobler creation than twinkling sparks in the sky, or than the larger and more useful lamp of the moon.david brewster
Pythias once, scoffing at Demosthenes, said that his arguments smelt of the lamp.Plutarch
Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The utterance of God is a lamp, whose light is these words: Ye are the fruits of one tree , and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another in the utmost love and harmony . …So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth .
As when the moon , refulgent lamp of night , O'er heaven 's clear azure spreads her sacred light , When not a breath disturbs the deep serene, And not a cloud o'ercasts the solemn scene; Around her throne the vivid planets roll, And stars unnumbered gild the glowing pole, O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies.
You will find that for a smoking flax there is no specific like heaven's oxygen; for a faint and flickering piety there is no cure comparable to the one without which all our own exertions are but an effort to light a lamp in a vacuum the breath of the Holy Spirit.
Demosthenes, when taunted by Pytheas that all his arguments "smelled of the lamp," replied, "Yes, but your lamp and mine, my friend, do not witness the same labours."
The sacred lamp of day Now dipt in western clouds his parting ray.william falconer
Love lent me wings; my path was like a stair; A lamp unto my feet, that sun was given; And death was safety and great joy to find; But dying now, I shall not climb to Heaven.
A Lady with a lamp shall stand In the great history of the land, A noble type of good, Heroic womanhood.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,Old Time is still a-flying,And this same flower that smiles todayTomorrow will be dying.The glorious lamp of Heaven, the Sun,The higher he's a-gettingThe sooner will his race be run,And nearer he's to setting.Robert Herrick