1597-8 'To Sir Henry Wotton'.
Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters US, let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder, and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on earth or under the earth which can deny that he has earned the right of citizenship in the United States.frederick douglass
Nobody knowshow towrite letters; and yet onehas 'em, one does not know why.They serve one to pin up one's hair.william congreve
I did not write those letters. This has been a hoax that I've had nothing to do with. I'm sorry it's gone on as long as it has.thomas pynchon
But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of his verse, the poet walks gagged through his own biography.john updike
[T]hat the Universe was formed by a fortuitous Concourse of Atoms ... I will no more believe, than that the accidental Jumbling of the letters of the Alphabet, could fall by Chance into a most ingenious and learned Treatise of Philosophy.
: Madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? : Only with those in verse, Mr Witwoud. I never pin up my hair with prose.william congreve
I am confident that no boy, who will not be allured to letters without blows, will ever be brought to anything with them.
It is difficult to live up to one's poster? When I pass my name in large letters I blush, but at the same time instinctively raise my hat.
"I perceive the backs of young ladies' drawings, like the postscripts of their letters, are the most important and interesting part of the concern."anne brontë
The boats, and trains, and cows and horses were quite meaningless to him, but not quite so baffling as the odd little figures which appeared beneath and between the colored pictures — some strange kind of bug he thought they might be, for many of them had legs though nowhere could he find one with eyes and a mouth. It was his first introduction to the letters of the alphabet, and he was over ten years old.Edgar Rice Burroughs
Write me at the Hotel Quintana, Pamplona, Spain. Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done somethingernest hemingway
I investigated reported Japanese atrocities committed by the Japanese Army in Nanking and elsewhere. Verbal accounts of reliable eyewitnesses and letters from individuals whose credibility is beyond question afford convincing proof that the Japanese Army behaved and is continuing to behave in a fashion reminiscent of Attila and his Huns. Not less than 300,000 Chinese civilians were slaughtered, many in cold blood.kōki hirota
Wilson was not, in the academic sense, a scholar or historian. He was an enormous reader, one of those readers who are perpetually on the scent from book to book. He was the old-style man of letters, but galvanized and with the iron of purpose in him.v. s pritchett
A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist — nothing shields him from the world's gaze except his bare skin. A writer, writing away, can always fix things up to make himself more presentable, but a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time.
The resume was a work of art. It listed jobs she had never held at health clubs that never existed, promotions that had never happened, professional memberships in nonexistent organizations, awards she had never received, and a fake degree. Accompanying it were letters of recommendation she had written herself.lis wiehl
With the same bricks one may erect... a palace or a prison.... The same letters are used in Holy Writ and heretical works.isaac leib peretz
Conceptual Art is a sounding instrument between printed words, luminous writings, and letters scrawled in a hasty nervous instinctive calligraphy.
The word Amen occurs not infrequently in early Christian inscriptions, and that it was often introduced into anathemas and gnostic spells. Moreover, as the Greek letters which form Amen according to their numerical values total 99 (alpha=1, mu=40, epsilon=8, nu=50), this number often appears in inscriptions, especially of Egyptian origin, and a sort of magical efficacy seems to have been attributed to its symbol.
Thou bringest * * * * * letters unto trembling hands.
Sent letters by posts … being hastened and pressed on.
In our great hall there stood a vacant chair, Fashioned by Merlin ere he past away, And carven with strange figures; and in and out The figures, like a serpent, ran a scroll Of letters in a tongue no man could read. And Merlin called it "The Siege perilous," Perilous for good and ill; "for there," he said, "No man could sit but he should lose himself..."
What hath this day deserv'd? what hath it done, That it in golden letters should be set Among the high tides in the calendar?william shakespeare
Petrus Comestor saith that Mount Olympus riseth even to the clear aether, wherefore letters written in the dust on the summit of that mountain have been found unchanged after the lapse of a whole year. Neither can birds live there, by reason of the rarefaction of the air, nor could the Philosophers who have ascended it remain there even for a brief space of time, without sponges soaked in water, which they applied to their nostrils and sucked thence a denser air.
Whoever said money can't buy you happiness... obviously didn't have enough of the stuff. (cf. "letters from Zedelghem", p. 78 (Nook Edition))david mitchell
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