They've started this filthy floodlit cricket with cricketers wearing tin hats and advertisements for contraceptives on their boots.
And I often dream of chemistry at night, dreams that conflate the past and the present, the grid of the periodic table transformed to the grid of Manhattan. […] Sometimes, too, I dream of the indecipherable language of tin (a confused memory, perhaps, of its plaintive “cry”). But my favorite dream is of going to the opera (I am Hafnium), sharing a box at the Met with the other heavy transition metals my old and valued friends Tantalum, Rhenium, Osmium, Iridium, Platinum, Gold, and Tungsten.oliver sacks
I cannot remember things I once read A few friends, but theyare in cities. Drinking cold snow-water from a tin cup Looking down for miles Through high still air.1959 Riprap,'Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout'.
I saw within the wheelwright’s shedThe big round cartwheels, blue and red;A plough with blunted share;A blue tin jug; a broken chair;And paint in trial patchwork squareSlapping up against the wall;The lumber of the wheelwright’s trade,And tools on benches neatly laid,The brace, the adze, the awl;vita sackville-west
When freedom rises from the killing floor,No lock of iron or rivet can restrain the door.And no kind of army can hope to win a warLike trying to stop the rain or still the lion`s roar,Like trying to stop the whirlwind scattering seeds and sporesLike trying to stop the tin cans rapping out jailhouse semaphore.joe strummer
This is the third time that, in the course of six years, during which I have had the lead of the Opposition in the House of Commons, I have stormed the Treasury Benches: twice, fruitlessly, the third time with a tin kettle to my tail which rendered the race hopeless. You cannot, therefore, be surprised, that I am a little wearied of these barren victories, which like Alma , Inkerman, and Balaclava , may be glorious but are certainly nothing more.benjamin disraeli
Vast quantities of U.S. bombers, tanks and guns have been sent against Ho Chi Minh and his freedom-fighters; and now we are told that soon it will be 'advisable' to send America GI's into Indo-China in order that the tin, rubber and tungsten of Southeast Asia be kept by the "free world"-meaning white Imperialism .Paul Robeson
jal, juochuri, mithye katha ei tin niye kalikata.English translation from Bengali: Forgery, swindling and falsehood, these three make up Kolkata.
Lambert, who admired Duke Ellington and proclaimed his harmonic roots in Frederick Delius (who in his turn had taken them from Debussy), was a fearless reconciler of what the academies and tin Pan Alley alike presumed to be eternally opposed…In 1972, on a plane from New York to Toronto, I found myself sitting next to Duke Ellington, who spoke almost with tears in his eyes of the stature of Lambert.Constant Lambert
"I shall take the heart," returned the tin Woodman; "for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world."L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The British in India had called Shimla by various names Viceroy’s Shooting Box, Abode of the Little tin Gods and even Mount Olympus.Raghuvendra Tanwar, in "Shimla : Another age, another time".
No tin hat brigade of goose-stepping vigilantes or bibblebabbling mob of blackguarding and corporation- paid scoundrels will prevent the onward march of labor, ordivert its purposetoplay itsnatural and rational part in the development of the economic, political, and social life of our nation.1937 Address, 3 Sep. Recalled on his death11 Jun1969.
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