A man in all the world’s new fashion planted, That hath a mint of phrases in his brain.
A man in all the world's new fashion planted, That hath a mint of phrases in his brain.william shakespeare
Woe unto you,… for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin.Matthew, XXIII, 23. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
An aphorism has been defined as a proverb coined in a private mint, and the definition is a happy one; for the aphorism, like the proverb, is the result of observation, and however private and superior the mint, the coins it strikes must, to find acceptance, be made of current metal.Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946), American born essayist and critic. ‘Introduction’, A Treasury of English Aphorisms (1943), p. 7
The piety that keeps the Sabbath with a great zeal of devotion, yet fails to keep its possessor honest on Monday, is not the kind that is stamped in the mint of heaven.Herrick Johnson, p. 453. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Whether the darken'd room to muse invite, Or whiten'd wall provoke the skew'r to write; In durance, exile, Bedlam, or the mint, Like Lee or Budgel I will rhyme and print.Alexander Pope
Then from the mint walks forth the man of rhyme, Happy to catch me, just at dinner-time.Alexander Pope
My wants are many, and, if told,Would muster many a score;And were each wish a mint of gold,I still would want for more.john quincy adams
If the excrement of an elephant should be smeared on skin in which lice appear and left until it dries upon the skin, the lice will not remain on it but will depart immediately. If the fat of an elephant is smeared with it, it is said to cure the pain of one who suffers a headache; it is even said that if an ounce of elephant bone is drunk with ten ounces of wild mountain mint from something which a leper first touched, it does the most for a headache.albertus magnus
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