This embattled shore, portal of freedom, is forever hallowed by
theideals, thevalorand thesacrifices ofour fellow countrymen. Dwight D(avid) Eisenhower Inscription at US cemetery
near St-Laurent. Quoted in the New York Times, 5 Jun1994.
Pale, beyond porch and portal, Crowned with calm
leaves, she stands Who gathers all
things mortal With cold immortal
hands. Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems and Ballads,'The Garden of Proserpine'.
The great temple of fiction has no well-marked front portal; most
devoteesarrivethrough a side door, and not dressed for
worship. John Hoyer Updike Self-Consciousness, III.'GettingTheWords Out'.