Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part; Nay, I have done, you get no more of me, And I am glad, yea glad with all my heart That thus so cleanly I myself can free; Shake hands forever, cancel all our vows, And when we meet at any time again, Be it not seen in either of our brows That we one jot of former love retain.
New customs, Though they be never so ridiculous, Nay, let 'em be unmanly, yet are followed.william shakespeare
As anyone who has the slightest knowledge of my work knows, I have little in common with Larkin, who was tall, taciturn and thin-on-top, and unlike him I laugh, Nay, sneer, in the face of death. I will concede one point: we are both lesbian poets.carol ann duffy
In either event he could only adhere to the letter of the law, but then for every yea in the law there was a Nay, and it always boiled down to simple expediency. Like a psychiatric diagnosis, it could always be juggled around to fit anything you chose.mark clifton
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we quote. We quote not only books and proverbs, but arts, sciences, religion, customs, and laws; Nay, we quote temples and houses, tables and chairs by imitation.ralph waldo emerson
Nay, for my part I always despised MrTattle of all things; nothing but his being my husband could have made me like him less.william congreve
Christ puts Himself at the head of the mystic march of the generations; and. like the mysterious aneel that Joshua saw in the plain by Jericho, makes the lofty claim, "Nay, but as the captain of the Lord's host am I come up."alexander maclaren
Seekest thou a place at my right hand? Nay, I give thee a more wondrous dignity. "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne."alexander maclaren
NATURE is what we see, The Hill, the Afternoon Squirrel, Eclipse, the Bumble-bee, Nay Nature is Heaven. Nature is what we hear, The Bobolink, the Sea Thunder, the Cricket Nay, Nature is Harmony. Nature is what we know But have no art to say, So impotent our wisdom is To Her simplicity.
Nay, now you are too flat And mar the concord with too harsh a descant.william shakespeare
Nay, why should I fear Death, who gives us life, and in exchange takes breath?
Nay, if he take you in hand, sir, with an argument, He'll bray you in a mortar.Ben Jonson
And speak not of those who are slain in God's way as dead. Nay, (they are) alive, but you perceive not.
First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not unfrequently) to our cost when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or actions. A man's look is the work of years, it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, Nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily.william hazlitt
For my part, I should be inclined to suggest that the chief object of education should be to restore simplicity. If you like to put it so, the chief object of education is not to learn things; Nay, the chief object of education is to unlearn things.gilbert keith chesterton
Those who had alleged that a million civilians were dying from sanctions were willing, Nay eager, to keep those same murderous sanctions if it meant preserving Saddam!christopher hitchens
They do not ill, being lords of ours, to slay Me; Nay, they could not spare: but thee to slay, To spill thy strong young life for truth to me, In all men's eyes would mark them monstrous:;: thou Must live, and serve my slayers, and serving them Sustain my memory by the proof if God Shall give thee grace to prove it that thy name, Thy father's name and mine, in true men's ears Rings truth, and means not treason.algernon charles swinburne
[An attorney] can find it consistent with his dignity to turn wrong into right, and right into wrong, to abet a lie, Nay to create, disseminate, and with all the play of his wit, give strength to the basest of lies, on behalf of the basest of scoundrels.Anthony Trollope
If I ask Him to receive me, Will He say me Nay? Not till earth, and not till heaven Pass away.
The one absolutely, the Intelligible, the ever Preexisting, comprehending all the universe together within the One Nay, more, is not the whole world One living thing all and everywhere full of life and soul, perfect and made up out of parts likewise perfect?
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