For there isanupstartcrow, beautified with our feathers, that with his tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Iohannes fac totum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
In rural England, people live wrapped tight in a cocoon; only their eyes move to make sure that nobody gets more than themselves.J(ames) L(loyd) Carr
You entered my aura and fell into my arms. I just wrapped around you like a snake that's been charmed.amber (pop star)
I always figured that once I wrapped a film, then anything beyond that is none of my business. If I can avoid seeing the final product, then all I have in my head is feeling good about the experience.johnny depp
I am sure that hon. members will realize that I am not drawing on my imagination when I state that last fall there were children going to school in Saskatchewan with only sacking wrapped around their feet. We have gone into homes and found mothers and children lying on piles of bedding in the corner; they did not have the proper bedding equipment or the proper clothing to meet the rigours of a very cold winter.tommy douglas
I can remember what I ate. Coconut squares dipped in chocolate, wrapped in gold paper.fenella fielding
At very best, a person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.harry emerson fosdick
The Kahal is the organization of the Jewish nation. It is the result of the Talmudic dogma of Chosen People, the doctrine under which the Jews should not merge with other nations, because God has promised them to have all the earth and to rule the world... The Kahal organization is mysterious which, wrapped in the innocuous appearance of religious communities, made possible the preservation of the Jewish people, amid strong nations which he broke, or is on the road to destroy.nicolae paulescu
The theory of interest was wrapped in utter obscurity, until Hume and Smith dispelled the vapor.jean-baptiste say
If your path had been smooth, you would have depended upon your own surefootedness; but God roughened the path, so you have to take hold of His hand. If the weather had been mild, you would have loitered along the watercourses, but at the first howl of the storm you quickened your pace heavenward and wrapped around you the warm robe of Saviour’s righteousness.thomas de witt talmage
It took all of her considerable strength to heave the girl’s wrapped body into her arms, pivot, and let it thump into the trunk.lis wiehl
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.Winston Churchill, BBC radio address “The Russian Enigma” (1 October 1939) - (partial text).
So they march with sovereign tread… Behind them limps the hungry dog, and wrapped in wild snow at their head carrying a blood-red flag soft-footed where the blizzard swirls, invulnerable where bullets crossed – crowned with a crown of snowflake pearls, a flowery diadem of frost, ahead of them goes Jesus Christ.alexander blok
Art never seems to make me peaceful or pure. I always seem to be wrapped in the melodrama of vulgarity. I do not think... of art as a situation of comfort.willem de kooning
Dodgson of course was a meticulous traveler. He packed each article separately, well wrapped in paper to twice its bulk.florence becker lennon
Why, when no honest man will deny in private that every ultimate problem is wrapped in the profoundest mystery, do honest men proclaim in pulpits that unhesitating certainty is the duty of the most foolish and ignorant? Is it not a spectacle to make the angels laugh?leslie stephen
Grand, gloomy and peculiar, he sat upon the throne, a sceptred hermit, wrapped in the solitude of his awful originality.Charles Phillips, Character of Napoleon I.
Shame hates to have words wrapped around it. If we talk about it, it loses its grip on us.University of Houston, Pride Stories
Dodgson of course was a meticulous traveler. He packed each article separately, well wrapped in paper to twice its bulk.Page 176 (The Life of Lewis Carroll (1962))
You have got the bread, as per the communion, you have got the spices that represent the spices Jesus was wrapped in in the tomb, and you have got the cross. They are fairly full of Christian symbolism.Finlo Rohrer, in “How did hot cross buns become two a penny? (1 April 2010)”
How can we admit that the divine became an embryo, and that after its birth, it was wrapped in swaddling clothes, covered with blood, bile, and even worse things?Porphyry of Tyre (c. 233–c. 309 CE), Porphyry Against the Christians: The Literary Remains (Guildford 1994), expressing the Neoplatonist's skepticism about Jesus' divinity
...the evil of it is, that it is a world wrapped up in too much jeweller's cotton and fine wool, and cannot hear the rushing of the larger worlds, and cannot see them as they circle round the sun . It is a deadened world, and its growth is sometimes unhealthy for want of air .Charles Dickens, in Bleak House, Bradbury and Evans, 1853, p.6
At very best, a person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.Harry Emerson Fosdick, in On Being a Real Person (1943); a similar statement has become attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but apparently only in recent decades: "A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle." This seems to have been first attributed to Franklin in The New Age Magazine Vol. 66 (1958), and the earliest appearance of it yet located is in Coronet magazine, Vol. 34 (1953), p. 27, where it was attributed to a Louise Stein.
Thou Royal River, born of sun and shower In chambers purple with the Alpine glow, wrapped in the spotless ermine of the snow And rocked by tempests!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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