double sacrilege on things divine, To rob the relic,
and deface the shrine! John Dryden 'To the Pious Memory of the AccomplishedYoung Lady
Killigrew'. Killigrew had died of smallpox.
Here is the heart of our island: the Chilterns, the North Downs, the South
Downs radiate hence. The fibres of England unite in Wiltshire, and did we condescend to worship her, here
should we erect our national shrine. E(dward) M(organ) Forster The Longest Journey, ch.13.
The Fujiyama of Architectureat once a lofty mountain and a national
shrine. Lewis Mumford Of Frank Lloyd Wright.'A Phoenix Too Infrequent',
in the NewYorker, 28 Nov.
The United Nations cannot do anything, and never could. It is not an
animate entity or agent. It is a place, a stage, a forum and
a shrinea place to which powerful people can repair
when they are fearful about the course on which
their own rhetoric seems to be propelling them. Joyce Carol Oates In New Republic, 4 Nov.