I sing the hymn of the conquered, who fell in the battle of life, The hymn of the wounded, the beaten who died overwhelmed in the strife; Not the jubilant song of the victors for whom the resounding acclaim Of nations was lifted in chorus whose brows wore the chaplet of fame, But the hymn of the low and the humble, the weary, the broken in heart, Who strove and who failed, acting bravely a silent and desperate part.
The psycho-analyst infers the monstrous and abnormal from a trifle; it is often safe to reverse the process. If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.arthur machen
When I was a young lawyer, working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously.bella abzug
Strange to the world, he wore a bashful look, The fields his study, nature was his book.robert bloomfield
He sat at the cocktail bar? It wore the air of a fashion magazine, once stiff and shiny, which too many people had handled.
She wore far too much rouge last night, and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.
I wore a blue spandex outfit and a gold belt. It was goofy and off-the-wall, but I love doing things like that.alison lohman
I may shock some by saying 'I would beat such provocateurs ten times more if they wore monks robes,' and 'I would clap hands at seeing another monk barbecue show, for one can not be responsible for the madness of others.madame ngo dinh nhu
The barber man was small and flash, as barbers mostly are,He wore a strike-your-fancy sash, he smoked a huge cigar;He was a humorist of note and keen at repartee,He laid the odds and kept a "tote", whatever that may be,And when he saw our friend arrive, he whispered, "Here's a lark!Just watch me catch him all alive, this man from Ironbark."andrew paterson
She wore a wreath of roses The first night that we met.thomas haynes bayly
We outgrow love, like other things And put it in the Drawer Till it an Antique fashion shows Like Costumes Grandsires wore.
'Twas when young Eustace wore his heart in's breeches.
We read our mail and counted up our missions In bombers named for girls, we burned The cities we had learned about in school Till our lives wore out; our bodies lay among The people we had killed and never seen. When we lasted long enough they gave us medals; When we died they said, "Our casualties were low." They said, "Here are the maps"; we burned the cities.Randall Jarrell
It was all a matter of hard work and luck, and Ryan didn't mind either of those. No, the stuff that wore you down was the parts where no amount or work seemed to make the difference, where luck simply wasn't there and wasn't coming and you couldn't seem to explain that to someone who had their heart set on the world being the way it was supposed to be, instead of the way it was.michael marshall smith
Near the snow, near the sun, in the highest fields,
See how these names are fêted in the waving grass
And by the streamers of the white cloud
And whispers of the wind in the listening sky.
The names of those who in their lives fought for life,
Who wore at their hearts the fire's centre.
Born of the sun, they travelled a short while toward the sun
And left the vivid air signed with their honour.
The best of men That e'er wore earth about him was a sufferer; A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit, The first true gentleman that ever breathed.thomas dekker
In the earlier days when the 'college secret societies' were tabooed, the undergraduate members wore no pins or concealed them. Now these are worn constantly over the members' hearts.
She wore a wreath of roses, The night that first we met.thomas haynes bayly
Oh, raise your deep-fringed lids that close To wrap you in some sweet dream's thrall; I am the spectre of the rose You wore but last night at the ball.
How his eyes languish! how his thoughts adore That painted coat, which Joseph never wore! He shows, on holidays, a sacred pin. That touch'd the ruff, that touched Queen Bess' chin.Edward Young
Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof That they wore born for immortality.william wordsworth
I have made my song a coat Covered with embroideries Out of old mythologies From heel to throat; But the fools caught it, wore it in the world's eyes As though they'd wrought it. Song, let them take it, For there's more enterprise In walking naked.