Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters US, let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder, and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on earth or under the earth which can deny that he has earned the right of citizenship in the United States.
If we do not depart from God, and disunite by that departure, and fall into disunion among ourselves, I am confident, we doing our duty and waiting upon the Lord, we shall find He will be as a wall of Brass round about us till we have finished that work which he has for us to do.Oliver Cromwell
4. Never look encouragingly at the Brass, except with a short glance to give an important cue.5. But never let the horns and woodwinds out of your sight: if you can hear them at all they are still too strong. [emphasis added]
Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.
True, conscious Honour is to feel no sin, He's arm'd without that's innocent within; Be this thy screen, and this thy wall of Brass.Alexander Pope
The painting of sounds, noises and smells calls for: 1. Reds, rrrrreds, the rrrrrreddest rrrrrrreds that shouuuuuuut. 2.Greens, that can never be greener, greeeeeeeeeeeens that screeeeeeam, yellows, as violent as can be: polenta yellows, saffron yellows, Brass yellows.carlo carrà
Yet is that glass so gay, that it can blind The wisest sight, to think gold that is Brass.Edmund Spenser
Much Brass has been sounded and many cymbals tinkled in the name of advertising; but the advertisements which persuade people to act are written by men who have an abiding respect for the intelligence of their readers, and a deep sincerity regarding the merits of the goods they have to sell.bruce fairchild barton
Car crime's low, gun crime's lower,The town hall band CD, it's a grower,you never hear of folk getting knocked on the bonce,although there was a drive-by shouting once,but there's a Brass band everywhere,and I don't drive so I don't care,and as a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square,what is Chatteris if you're not there?nigel blackwell
His lockèd, lettered, braw Brass collarShowed him the gentleman an' scholar.Robert Burns
If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon Brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble to dust; but if we work on men's immortal minds, if we impress on them with high principles, the just fear of God and love for their fellow-men, we engrave on those tablets something which no time can efface, and which will brighten and brighten to all eternity.Daniel Webster
Where there's muck there's Brass.
“What I'm proposing, to myself and other people, is what I often call the tourist attitude - that you act as though you've never been there before. So that you're not supposed to know anything about it. If you really get down to Brass tacks, we have never been anywhere before.”john cage
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue, but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a Brass farthing.mark twain
I had a good political career, and I have a good business career. I didn't get the Brass ring, but I did very well.dan quayle
To lead, or Brass, or some such bad Metal, a prince's stamp may add That value, which it never had. But to the pure refined ore, The stamp of kings imparts no more Worth, than the metal held before.thomas carew
Titles of honour are like the impressions on coin which add no value to gold and silver, but only render Brass current.Laurence Sterne
Men's evil manners live in Brass; their virtues We write in water.william shakespeare
Green little vaulter, in the sunny grass, Catching your heart up at the feel of June, Sole noise that's heard amidst the lazy noon, When ev"n the bees lag at the summoning Brass.leigh hunt
There is nobody who is not surprised of the small price of pins; but we shall be even more surprised, when we know how many different operations, most of them very delicate, are mandatory to make a good pin. We are going to go through these operations in a few words to stimulate the curiosity to know their detail; this enumeration will supply as many articles which will make the division of this work... The first operation is to have Brass go through the drawing plate to calibrate it.
In other part stood one who, at the forge Labouring, two massy clods of iron and Brass Had melted.john milton
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding Brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
His locked, lettered, braw Brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.Robert Burns
In leaves, more durable than leaves of Brass, Writes our whole history.Edward Young
And write whatever Time shall bring to pass With pens of adamant on plates of Brass.john dryden
Once let the black man get upon his person the Brass letters. U.S.; let him get an edge on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship.