Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby,
old and sullen.
-Willa Sibert Cather
My Antonia, bk.2, ch.7.
Stale is their gladness who were never sad.
- Charles Harpur
collected in C W Salier (ed) Rosa: Love Sonnets to Mary Doyle (1949).
I keep no rank nor station. Cured, I am
frizzled, stale and small.
- RobertTraill Spence,Jr Lowell
'Home After Three Months Away'.
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