And tulips, children love to stretch Their fingers down, to feel in each Its beauty's secret nearer.
Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.hilaire belloc
And as I played, a child came thro' the gate,A boy who looked at me without a word,As tho' he saw Stretch far behind my headLong lines of radiant angels, row on row.That day we spoke a little, timidly,And after that I never heard the voiceThat sang so many songs for love of me.sara teasdale
[T]he rare earth elements perplex us in our researches, baffle us in our speculations, and haunt us in our very dreams. They Stretch like an unknown sea before us mocking, mystifying and murmuring strange revelations and possibilities.william crookes
The key to this collaboration - which we undertook after much deliberation - was to Stretch creatively. New characters, new locales, new form (the novella).
A fanciful and flowery and heated imagination beware of; because the things of God are of deep import; and time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only find them out. Thy mind, O man! if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation, must Stretch as high as the utmost heavens, and search into and contemplate the darkest abyss, and the broad expanse of eternity thou must commune with God.
Heaven to me's a fair blue Stretch of sky, Earth's jest a dusty road.john masefield
A slender young Blackbird built in a thorn-tree: A spruce little fellow as ever could be; His bill was so yellow, his feathers so black, So long was his tail, and so glossy his back, That good Mrs. B., who sat hatching her eggs, And only just left them to Stretch her poor legs, And pick for a minute the worm she preferred, Thought there never was seen such a beautiful bird.dinah craik
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedesbeforeus.It eludedusthen, but that's no matterto-morrow we will run faster, Stretch out our arms further? And one fine morning? So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
The years seemed to Stretch before her like the land: spring, summer, autumn, winter, spring; always the same patient fields, the patient little trees, the patient lives; always the same yearning; the same pulling at the chain — until the instinct to live had torn itself and bled and weakened for the last time, until the chain secured a dead woman, who might cautiously be released.willa cather
Cavendish did not stand aloof from other men in a proud or supercilious spirit, refusing to count them his fellows. He felt himself separated from them by a great gulf, which neither they nor he could bridge over, and across which it was vain to Stretch hands or exchange greetings. A sense of isolation from his brethren, made him shrink from their society and avoid their presence, but he did so as one conscious of an infirmity, not boasting of an excellence.henry cavendish
It's not like I let people do things for me, so I guess you can call me a control freak, or you can call me passionate... I'm not a passive person by any Stretch of the imagination.
"What dost thou see, lone watcher on the towerIs the day breaking? comes the wish'd-for hour?Tell us the signs, and Stretch abroad thy handIf the bright morning dawns upon the land.""The stars are clear above me, scarcely oneHas dimm'd its rays in reverence to the sun;But yet I see, on the horizon's verge,Some fair, faint streaks, as if the light would surge."charles mackay
Our guys working this area for a living all believe Chalabi and all those guys in their Bond Street suits are charlatans. To take them for a source of anything except a fantasy trip would be a real Stretch. But it's an article of faith among those with no military experience that the Iraqi military is low-hanging fruit.scott ritter
If we are generous enough, we can Stretch our souls everywhere and everywhen else. If we succeed in doing so, we shall discover that our present embraces the past and the future and that the whole world is our province.george sarton
A fanciful and flowery and heated imagination beware of; because the things of God are of deep import; and time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only find them out. Thy mind, O man! if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation, must Stretch as high as the utmost heavens, and search into and contemplate the darkest abyss, and the broad expanse of eternity thou must commune with God.smith, joseph, jr.
It may not be big, but it can Stretch.
If life is a journey, time should pull over at a rest stop sometimes - we should all be given a chance to get off and Stretch our legs, collect our thoughts and reorganize.
Without question it may be said of Vancouver that her position, geographically, is Imperial to a degree, that her possibilities are enormous, and that with but a feeble Stretch of the imagination those possibilities might wisely be deemed certainties.homer
[?maeda: I...uh... sorry, I mean, I'm just fascinated by your nose... I've always wanted a handsome, cool nose like this] I see. Well, then, I'll just Stretch your nose out.
I am losing balance is a pose, I Stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time and not just in yoga.
An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to Stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. ~ Thomas Paine
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