He rams his quill with scandal and with scoff, But 'tis so very foul, it won't go off.
Avotary of the deska notched and cropt scrivenerone that sucks his substance, as certain sick people are said to do, through a quill.Charles Lamb
To cite passages is to pull one quill from a porcupine.Quoted in Patricia C Willis (ed) The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore (1986).
The throstle with his note so true, The wren with little quill.william shakespeare
Maine should be pleased that its animal is not a waverer, and rather than fight, lets the primed quill fall. Shallow oppressor, intruder, insister, you have found a resister.Marianne Moore in "Apparition of Splendor", in The Poems of Marianne Moore (2003)
Whose noble praise Deserves a quill pluckt from an angel's wing.Dorothy Berry, Sonnet, prefixed to Diana Primrose's Chain of Pearls (1699).
Oh! nature's noblest gift my gray-goose quill! Slave of my thoughts, obedient to my will, Torn from thy parent-bird to form a pen, That mighty instrument of little men!lord byron
The pen wherewith thou dost so heavenly sing Made of a quill from an angel's wing.henry constable
The sacred Dove a quill did lend From her high-soaring wing.F. Nethersole. Prefixed to Giles Fletcher's Christ's Victorie.
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