1883 From 'The New Colossus', inscribed at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, NewYork harbour,1886.
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.
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.
And all small fowlys singis on the spray: Welcum the lord of lycht and lamp of day.Gavin Douglas
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
I should be able to get the alligators to dance to the tune of the pan pipe. (March 30, 1947) I should give all the works of Baudelaire for a female Olympic swimmer. (Letters to Milton Hindus) Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.louis-ferdinand céline
Is it possible for the rose to say, "I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me, but I will withhold it from the bad?" Or is it possible for the lamp to say, "I will give my light to the good people in this room, but I will withhold it from the evil people"? Or can a tree say, "I'll give my shade to the good people who rest under me, but I will withhold it from the bad"? These are images of what love is about.anthony de mello
He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, "I am looking for a human ."Diogenes of Sinope
Pythias once, scoffing at Demosthenes, said that his arguments smelt of the lamp.Plutarch
When the lamp is shattered The light in the dust lies dead When the cloud is scattered, The rainbow's glory is shed.Percy Bysshe Shelley
A pardlike 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? On the withering flower The killing sun smiles brightly: on a cheek The life can burn in blood, even while the heart may break.Percy Bysshe Shelley
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 .
And while the lamp holds out to burn, The vilest sinner may return.Isaac Watts
My lamp! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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.
Oh, had I but Aladdin's lamp Tho' only for a day, I'd try to find a link to bind The joys that pass away.
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
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