Commend me to your honorable wife. Tell her the process of Antonio's end; Say how I loved you, speak me fair in death. And when the tale is told, bid her be judge Whether Bassanio had not once a love.
I do not know if you remember the tale of the girl who saves the ship under mutiny by sitting on the powder barrel with her lighted torch ... and all the time knowing that it is empty? This has seemed to me a charming image of the women of my time. There they were, keeping the world in order ... by sitting on the mystery of life, and knowing themselves that there was no mystery.karen blixen
Now shall I become a common tale, A ruin'd fragment of a worn-out world; Unchanging record of unceasing change. Eternal landmark to the tide of time. Swift generations, that forget each other, Shall still keep up the memory of my shame Till I am grown an unbelieved fable.hartley coleridge
We may summarize the main line of this complexly meandering tale as a list of ironies - invoking the technical definition of irony as a statement where, for humorous or sarcastic effect, the intended meaning of a word becomes directly opposite to the usual sense...stephen jay gould
The Romans did not see [the tale of Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf] as a charming story; they meant to show that they had imbibed wolfish appetites and ferocity with their mother's milk.terry jones
Some kind of moral discovery should be the object of every tale.Sir William Neil pseudonym Cassandra Connor
Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. Theserough notes andourdead bodiesmusttell thetale.Robert Falcon Scott
Never mind my grace, lassie; just speak out a plain tale, and show you have a Scotch tongue in your head.
It is only a plain tale of plain people told in the plain dialect of a plain old woman.eliza calvert hall
Have you ever been tempted to start your own business- First read this cautionary tale, especially if you think your ideas come from God.phil vischer
This is a simple story of a battle; such a tale as may be told by a soldier who is no writer to a reader who is no soldier.ambrose bierce
Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view.john gay
And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale.john milton
The Rev. Septimus Harding was, a few years since, a beneficed clergyman residing in the cathedral town of _____; let us call it Barchester. Were we to name Wells or Salisbury, Exeter, Hereford, or Gloucester, it might be presumed that something personal was intended; and as this tale will refer mainly to the cathedral dignitaries of the of the town in question, we are anxious that no personality may be suspected.Anthony Trollope
Soon as the evening shades prevail, the moon takes up the wondrous tale. And nightly to the listening earth repeats the story of her birth.joseph addison
I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas said to me.walter scott
For seldom shall she hear a tale so sad, so tender, yet so true.william shenstone
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.william shakespeare
This is a tale about a tail — a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin.beatrix potter
tale tuum carmen nobis, divine poeta, Quale sopor fessis.virgil
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