Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the
fowler, and from the
noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee
with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou
trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be
afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that
flieth by day; Nor for the
pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction
that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall
fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it
shall not come nigh thee. Bible (Old Testament) Psalms 91:3^7.
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) Isaiah 8:14.
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 'Inscription on a Goblet'.
Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused,
will be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare. Thomas, 1st Baron Denman 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 TheWorthy Communicant.
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 Poems,'Lady ClaraVere deVere', stanza1, l.5^8.