Awake! for Morning in the bowl of night Has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight: And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught The Sultan's turret in a noose of light.Edward Fitzgerald
And naked to the hangman's noose The morning clocks will ring A neck God made for other use Than strangling in a string.1896 A Shropshire Lad, no.9.
Marriage is a noose.Miguel de Cervantes
As though there were a tieAnd obligation to posterity.We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse:What has posterity done for us.That we, lest they their rights should lose,Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?john trumbull
What has poster'ty done for us,That we, lest they their rights should lose,Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?john trumbull
The whole business is the crudest sort of stratagem, since we have no way of foreseeing it to the end. It is a mere paying out of rope on the chance that somewhere along the length of it will be a noose.Isaac Asimov
"Just what kind of noose are you offering to put round my neck, here? Is this treason?" "Worse," Cazaril sighed. "Theology."lois mcmaster bujold
A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright.robert a. heinlein
Our papers don't purtend to print on'y wut Guv'ment choose, An' thet insures us all to git the very best o' noose.james russell lowell
A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.The Salvaging of Civilization (1921)
Since Deacon Hollingshead’s arrival in town last July the Dominion had been hard at work, cleansing New York City of moral corruption. “Corruption” is a popular word with the enthusiasts of the Dominion, usually uttered as a prelude to the knife, the docket, or the noose.robert charles wilson
A bloody and a sudden end, Gunshot or a noose, For Death who takes what man would keep, Leaves what man would lose.William Butler Yeats
What has poster'ty done for us, That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?john trumbull
As though there were a tie, And obligation to posterity! We get them, bear them, breed and nurse. What has posterity done for us, That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to grip of noose?john trumbull
A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright.Robert A. Heinlein in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (1985).
But the worst slaughter, though with least hullabaloo Suffered hens. To the hencoop young Chook grimly flew, With a noose from their perches he fishes out thence Cockerils, and the rough-feathered, and big-crested hens. He each bird in turn throttled and in one heap stacked, Perfect poultry, which never for pearl barley lacked.Book Eight, The Foray
A happy childhood can't be cured. Mine'll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that's all, instead of a noose.Hortense Calisher, Queenie, 1971.