As creeping ivy clings to wood or stone, And hides the ruin that it feeds upon, So sophistry, cleaves close to, and protects Sin's rotten trunk, concealing its defects.
As drifting logs of Wood may haply meet On ocean's waters surging to and fro, And having met, drift once again apart, So, fleeting is the intercourse of men. E'en as a traveler meeting with the shade Of some o'erhung tree, awhile reposes, Then leaves its shelter to pursue his ways, So men meet friends, then part with them for ever.Translation of the Code of Manu. In Words of Wisdom.
The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them, ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling Wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.william cullen bryant
The Autumn Wood the aster knows, The empty nest, the wind that grieves, The sunlight breaking thro' the shade, The squirrel chattering overhead, The timid rabbits lighter tread Among the rustling leaves.dora read goodale
But two miles more and then we rest! Well, there is still an hour of day, And long the brightness of the west Sit then, awhile, here in this Wood So total is the solitude, We safely may delay.charlotte brontë
Many-maned scud-thumper, tub of male whales, maker of worn Wood, shrub- ruster, sky-mocker, rave! portly pusher of waves, wind-slave.John Hoyer Updike
No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the Wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.shirley jackson
Two roads diverged in a Wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.robert frost
The stone in quarries is found to be of different and unlike qualities. In some it is soft... in others it is medium... in still others it is hard as in lava quarries. There are also numerous other kinds: for instance, in Campania , red and black tufas ; in Umbria , Picenum, and Venetia , white tufa which can be cut with a toothed saw like Wood.vitruvius
Do you think I was born in a Wood to be afraid of an owl?jonathan swift
The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the Wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.william cullen bryant
Come, seeling night, Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day; And with thy bloody and invisible hand, Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond Which keeps me pale! Light thickens; and the crow Makes wing to the rooky Wood. Good things of day begin to droop and drowse, While night's black agents to their preys do rouse.Macbeth, Scene II
Like piles of dry Wood with red-hot coals underneath.Henry Cisneros
That bat that you were kind enough to send, Seems (for as yet I have not tried it) good: And if there's anything on earth can mend My wretched play, it is that piece of Wood.henry edward manning
There are too many souls of Wood not to love those wooden characters who do indeed have a soul.jean cocteau
I promise this, that if I am supported by our most invincible sovereigns with a little of their help, as much gold can be supplied as they will need, indeed as much of spices, of cotton, of mastic gum (which is only found in Chios), also as much of aloes Wood, and as many slaves for the navy, as their Majesties will wish to demand.christopher columbus
I 've often wish'd that I had clear,For life, six hundred pounds a year;A handsome house to lodge a friend;A river at my garden's end;A terrace walk, and half a roodOf land set out to plant a Wood.jonathan swift
There are none so blind as they who do not want to see. (Strauss, 1998 p. 320)You can't see the Wood for the trees. (Van Dertuin, 2006)While tending to every detail you might miss out the big picture.
One impulse from a vernal Wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.william wordsworth
I’d say I was a tomboy... I took Wood chop in high school and I was very into volleyball and football, and [was] very unaware of anything girly for a long time.marisa miller
Around in silent grandeur stood The stately children of the Wood; Maple and elm and towering pine Mantled in folds of dark woodbine.Julia C. R. Dorr, At the Gate; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 372.
As creeping ivy clings to Wood or stone, And hides the ruin that it feeds upon.william cowper
All the same, the fundamental truths which govern that art are still unchangeable; just as the principles of mechanics must always govern architecture, whether the building be made of Wood, stone, iron or concrete; just as the principles of harmony govern music of whatever kind. It is still necessary, then, to establish the principles of war.Gen. Foch, Principles of War. From the preface written for the post-bellum edition.
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