There's death in the cupsae beware! Nay, morethere is danger in touching; But wha can avoid the fell snare? The man and his wine's sae bewitching!Robert Burns
And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and fora rockof offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.Bible (Old Testament)
Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, will be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.1844 Judgement in O'Connell v The Queen, 4 Sep.
Faith gives new light to the soul, but it does not put our eyes out; and what God hathgivenusinournature could never be intended as a snare to Religion, or engage us to believe a lie.jeremy taylor
At me you smiled, but unbeguiled I saw the snare, and I retired: The daughter of a hundred Earls, You are not one to be desired.Tennyson
The Constitution is a delusion and a snare if the weakest and humblest man in the land cannot be defended in his right to speak and his right to think as much as the strongest in the land.clarence darrow
Spiritual pride is the worst of all pride, if it is not the worst snare of the devil. The heart is peculiarly deceitful on just this one thing.ichabod spencer
I would have these good people to recollect, that the laws of this country hold out to foreigners an offer of all that liberty of the press which Americans enjoy, and that, if this liberty be abridged, by whatever means it may be done, the laws and the constitution, and all together, is a mere cheat; a snare to catch the credulous and enthusiastic of every other nation; a downright imposition on the world.william cobbett
Ah! fraudful malice! how shall wisdom's care Escape the poison of thy gilded snare!william julius mickle
Go to sleep, you stunning sky, gently creep, cunning by A quiet hum is amplified by your thumb that you suck dry A hundred raging waters snare the lonely sigh Hold your breath and clasp at Cassiopeia.joanna newsom
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. It is the peculiar snare of the perplexed orthodox, and soon Mr. Brumley was in a state of nearly unendurable moral indignation with Sir Isaac for a hundred exaggerations of what he was and of what conceivably he might have done to his silent yet manifestly unsuitably married wife.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman (1914), p. 299
It would be an absurdity in law to hold that if a man draws another into a snare, the party suffering should have no remedy by action.Heath, J., Tapp v. Lee (1803), 3 Bos. & Pull. 371.
Or light or dark, or short or tall, She sets a springe to snare them all: All's one to her above her fan She'd make sweet eyes at Caliban.thomas bailey aldrich
A delusion, a mockery, and a snare.Lord Denman, O'Connell vs. The Queen, Clark and Finnelly Reports.
The splash and stir Of fountains spouted up and showering down In meshes of the jasmine and the rose: And all about us peal'd the nightingale, Rapt in her song, and careless of the snare.Alfred Tennyson, The Princess (1847), Part I, line 214
What is this world? A net to snare the soule.George Whetstone, in Tottle's Miscellany. Erroneously attributed to Gascoigne; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 911-17.