Most books belong to the house and streets only, . . . .But this(Bhagavad Gita) . . . . addresses what is deepest and most abiding in man. . . . Its truth speaks freshly to our experience. [the sentences of Manu] are a piece with depth and serenity and I am sure they will have a place and significance as long as there is a sky to test them by.
If thou would'st have me sing and playAs once I play'd and sung,First take this time-worn lute away,And bring one freshly strung.thomas moore
Of no distemper, of no blast he died, But fell like autumn fruit that mellowed long Even wondered at, because he dropped no sooner. Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years, Yet freshly ran he on ten winters more; Till like a clock worn out with eating time, The wheels of weary life at last stood still.john dryden
He freshly and cheerfully asked him how a man should kill time.françois rabelais
If thou would'st have me sing and play as once I play'd and sung, first take this time-worn lute away, and bring one freshly strung.thomas moore