A crown golden in show, is but a wreath of thorns. Brings dangers, troubles, cares, and sleepless nights to him who wears the regal diadem.
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
A cutpurse of the empire and the rule, That from a shelf the precious diadem stole, And put it in his pocket!william shakespeare
Hail to the King of Bethlehem, Who weareth in his diadem The yellow crocus for the gem Of his authority!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains; They crown'd him long ago On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds, With a diadem of snow.lord byron