My people too were scared with eerie sounds, A footstep, a low throbbing in the walls, A noise of falling weights that never fell, Weird whispers, bells that rang without a hand, Door-handles turn'd when none was at the door, And bolted doors that open'd of themselves; And one betwixt the dark and light had seen Her, bending by the cradle of her babe.
A God, a God their severance ruled! And bade betwixt their shores to be The unplumbed, salt, estranging sea.Matthew Arnold
Like feather-bed betwixt a wallAnd heavy brunt of cannon ball.
If ever I do a mean action, it must be in some interval betwixt one passion and another.Laurence Sterne
O my boy! he who doeth good shall meet with good; and he who doeth evil shall meet with evil, for the Lord requiteth a man according to the measure of his work.O my boy! what shall I say more to thee than these sayings? for the Lord knoweth what is hidden, and is acquainted with the mysteries and the secrets.And He will requite thee and will judge, betwixt me and thee, and will recompense thee according to thy desert.ahiqar
Unless you can muse in a crowd all day On the absent face that fixed you; Unless you can love, as the angels may, With the breadth of heaven betwixt you; Unless you can dream that his faith is fast, Through behoving and unbehoving; Unless you can die when the dream is past Oh, never call it loving!
[I]n my country, when they would say a man has no sense, they say, such an one has no memory; and when I complain of the defect of mine, they do not believe me, and reprove me, as though I accused myself for a fool: not discerning the difference betwixt memory and understanding, which is to make matters still worse for me. But they do me wrong; for experience, rather, daily shows us, on the contrary, that a strong memory is commonly coupled with infirm judgment.Michel de Montaigne
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mould…. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt princes.Michel de Montaigne
Say good-bye er howdy-do What's the odds betwixt the two? Comin' goin' every day Best friends first to go away Grasp of hands you'd ruther hold Than their weight in solid gold, Slips their grip while greetin' you, Say good-bye er howdy-do?james whitcomb riley
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mould. * * * The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt princes.Michel de Montaigne
Share the advice betwixt you: if both gain, all The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd, And is enough for both.william shakespeare
O villainous! I have looked upon the world for four times seven years; and since I could distinguish betwixt a benefit and an injury, I never found man that knew how to love himself.william shakespeare
There is not more difference betwixt a grant and feoffment, than betwixt one egg and another.
Of all the days that's in the week, I dearly love but one day, And that's the day that comes betwixt A Saturday and Monday.henry carey
Get a prayer-book in your hand, And stand betwixt two churchmen.william shakespeare
O my boy! he who doeth good shall meet with good; and he who doeth evil shall meet with evil, for the Lord requiteth a man according to the measure of his work. O my boy! what shall I say more to thee than these sayings? for the Lord knoweth what is hidden, and is acquainted with the mysteries and the secrets. And He will requite thee and will judge, betwixt me and thee, and will recompense thee according to thy desert.
Nay, if there's room for poets in the world A little overgrown, (I think there is) Their sole work is to represent the age, Their age, not Charlemagne's, this live, throbbing age, That brawls, cheats, maddens, calculates, aspires, And spends more passion, more heroic heat, betwixt the mirrors of its drawing-rooms, Than Roland with his knights, at Roncesvalles.
In heav'n, the saint nor pity feels, nor care, For those thus sentenced - pity might disturb The delicate sense and most divine repose Of spiritus angelical Blessed be God, The measure of his judgments is not fixed By man's erroneous standard. He discerns No such inordinate difference and vast betwixt the sinner and the saint, to doom Such disproportion'd fates. Compared with him, No man on earth is holy called: they best Stand in his sight approved, who at his feet Their little crowns of virtue cast, and yield, To him of his own works the praise, his due.Charles Lamb
This token serveth for a flag of truce betwixt ourselves and our followers.william shakespeare
Slow sail'd the weary mariners and saw, betwixt the green brink and the running foam, Sweet faces, rounded arms, and bosoms prest To little harps of gold; and while they mused Whispering to each other half in fear, Shrill music reach'd them on the middle sea.