O double sacrilege on things divine, To rob the relic, and deface the shrine!john dryden: 1686 'To the Pious Memory of the AccomplishedYoung Lady Mrs Anne 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: 1907 The Longest Journey, ch.13.
The Fujiyama of Architectureat once a lofty mountain and a national shrine.Lewis Mumford: 1953 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: 1985 In New Republic, 4 Nov.
When squint-eyed Slander plies the unhallow'd tongue,From poison'd maw when Treason weaves his line,And Muse apostate (infamy to song!)Grovels, low muttering, at Sedition's shrine.james beattie: The Judgment of Paris (1765), stanza 109.
"When did he cross that line from a person to a textile shrine?"ralston bowles: From the song "Velvet Elvis" on the album The Grand Rapids Collection (2005)
St. Orberosia is forgotten by the Penguins , her devotion abandoned, and her sanctuary deserted. On her shrine, bereft of its gold and precious stones, the spider silently weaves her web.Anatole France, in Penguin Island, p.238
...a chosen deity may be the subject of pure, unmotivated devotional love , recollected in a few moments of morning meditation in prayers uttered before a shrine , or in the lighting of Incense .Encyclopædia Britannica, in "Devotion"
What sought they thus afar?Bright jewels of the mine,The wealth of seas, the spoils of war?They sought a faith's pure shrine.felicia hemans: Stanza 9.
I fear the vermin that shall undermineSenate and citadel and school and shrine.edwin markham: The Vermin in the Dark, stanza 5, lines 1 and 2, in The Speaker (1911), volume 6, number 3, page 249.
To this sad shrine, whoe'er thou art! draw near! Here lies the friend most lov'd, the son most dear; Who ne'er knew joy but friendship might divide, Or gave his father grief but when he died.Alexander Pope, Epitaph on Harcourt; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 232.
Sleep undisturbed within this peaceful shrine, Till angels wake thee with a note like thine.Samuel Johnson, Epitaph on Claude Phillips; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 231.
Shrine of the mighty! can it be, That this is all remains of thee?Lord Byron, The Giaour (1813), line 106.
It's not necessary to be born again. You have your way to God, I have mine. I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine ... I've been to Shinto shrines and God is everywhere. ... Christ is one of the ways! God is everywhere.norman vincent peale: On a Phil Donahue Show in 1984, as quoted in The Sword of the Lord (14 December 1984)
And shall they rise, all these? Will there be a trumpet blast so shrill that none of them may refuse to hear it, and the soul, re-entering its shrine of eminent or common clay, pass upward to the judgment? "Many and mighty, but all hushed," shall they submit with us to the judgment of the last assize? And in that world is it true that gold is not the currency, and that rank is not hereditary, and that there is only one name that is honored? Then, if this is the end of all men, let the living lay it to heart. Solemn and thoughtful, let us search for an assured refuge; childlike and earnest, let us conf1de in the one accepted Name; let us realize the tender and infinite nearness of God our Father, through Jesus our Surety and our Friend.william morley punshon: p. 519. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Roses, and pinks, and violets, to adorn The shrine of Flora in her early May.John Keats, Dedication to Leigh Hunt.
Age cannot Love destroy, But perfidy can blast the flower, Even when in most unwary hour It blooms in Fancy's bower. Age cannot Love destroy, But perfidy can rend the shrine In which its vermeil splendours shine.Percy Bysshe Shelley, Untitled (1810); titled "Love's Rose" by William Michael Rossetti in Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1870).
O, Columbia, the gem of the ocean, The home of the brave and the free, The shrine of each patriot's devotion, A world offers homage to thee.An adaptation of Shaw's Britannia.
Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year; And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not.william wordsworth: It Is a Beautious Evening, l. 12 (1807).
All these relics gave... Thornfield Hall the aspect of a home of the past: a shrine to memory. I liked the hush, the gloom, the quaintness of these retreats in the day; but I by no means coveted a night's repose on one of those wide and heavy beds: shut in, some of them, with doors of oak; shaded, others, with wrought old-English hangings crusted with thick work, portraying effigies of strange flowers, and stranger birds, and strangest human beings, all which would have looked strange, indeed, by the pallid gleam of moonlight.charlotte brontë: Jane (Ch. 11)
Shrine of the mighty! can it be That this is all remains of thee?lord byron: Line 106 (The Giaour (1813))
The eighteenth-century theories of the social contract have been exposed to much clumsy criticism in our time; in so far as they meant that there is at the back of all historic government an idea of content and co-operation, they were demonstrably right. But they really were wrong, in so far as they suggested that men had ever aimed at order or ethics directly by a conscious exchange of interests. Morality did not begin by one man saying to another, "I will not hit you if you do not hit me"; there is no trace of such a transaction. There IS a trace of both men having said, We must not hit each other in the holy place. They gained their morality by guarding their religion. They did not cultivate courage . They fought for the shrine, and found they had become courageous . They did not cultivate cleanliness. They purified themselves for the altar, and found that they were clean.gilbert keith chesterton: Chapter V : The Flag of The World
Around thee and above, Deep is the air and dark, substantial, black, An ebon mass; methinks thou piercest it, As with a wedge! But when I look again, It is thine own calm home, thy crystal shrine, Thy habitation from eternity!Samuel Taylor Coleridge: St. 1. ("Hymn in the Vale of Chamouni" (1802))
No gilded dome swells from the lowly roof to catch the morning or evening beam; but the love and gratitude of united America settle upon it in one eternal sunshine. From beneath that humble roof went forth the intrepid and unselfish warrior, the magistrate who knew no glory but his country’s good; to that he returned, happiest when his work was done. There he lived in noble simplicity, there he died in glory and peace. While it stands, the latest generations of the grateful children of America will make this pilgrimage to it as to a shrine; and when it shall fall, if fall it must, the memory and the name of Washington shall shed an eternal glory on the spot.edward everett: Oration on the Character of Washington (1856); as published in A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Vol. V (1888) by Edmund Clarence Stedman and Ellen Mackay Hutchinson.
It was high time for a generous benefactor to come to the relief of our necessities . Rich and poor, learned and ignorant are turning away from us. And when we try to lead back these misguided souls , neither threats nor promises, neither gentleness nor violence , nor anything else is now successful. The Penguin clergy pine in desolation; our country priests, reduced to following the humblest of trades, are shoeless, and compelled to live upon such scraps as they can pick up. In our ruined churches the rain of heaven falls upon the faithful, and during the holy offices they can hear the noise of stones falling from the arches. The tower of the cathedral is tottering and will soon fall. St. Orberosia is forgotten by the Penguins, her devotion abandoned, and her sanctuary deserted. On her shrine, bereft of its gold and precious stones, the spider silently weaves her web.anatole france: Book VII : Modern Times, Ch. IX : The Final Consequences