The poets of each generation seldom sing a new song. They turn themes
men always have loved, and sing them in the mode of
their times. Clarence Shepard Day The Crow's Nest,'Humpty-Dumpty and Adam'.
Mydear friend, clear your mind ofcant You may talk
in this manner; it is
a mode of talking in Society: but don't think foolishly. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson Remark,15 May. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of
To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it
might be to nations, would be to take from such
Government the most lucrative of its branches. Thomas Paine ^2 The Rights of Man.
man of genius has a right to any mode of expression. Ezra Loomis Pound Letter toJ B Yeats, 4 Feb.
We took away their countryand their means of support, broke up their mode
of living, their habits of life, introduced disease
and decayamong them and it was for this and
against this they made war.Could anyone expect less? Philip Henry Sheridan c.1870 Quoted inThomas C Leonard Above the Battle (1978).
writer's self-consciousness, for which he is much scorned, is really
a mode of interestedness, that inevitably turns
outward. John Hoyer Updike Self-Consciousness, I.'A Soft Spring Night in