I think Miss Moore was right to cut “The Steeple-Jack” the poem seems plainer and clearer in its shortened state but she has cut too much... The reader may feel like saying, “Let her do as she pleases with the poem; it’s hers, isn’t it?” No; it’s much too good a poem for that, it long ago became everybody’s, and we can protest just as we could if Donatello cut off David’s left leg.
But hers, which through the crystal tears gave light, Shone like the moon in water seen by night.william shakespeare
England has greater counties Their peace to hers is small; Low hills, rich fields, calm rivers, In Essex seek them all.
Young souls, in such pleasant delirium as hers, are as unsympathetic as butterflies sipping nectar.
Knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severly for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.Abigail Adams
On protests against going to war with Iraq : "One woman bore a picture of some female genitalia – possibly hers, the provenance was obscure – over the caption 'This Bush Is For Peace.' Another waxed eloquent: 'Trim Bush.' Out in Marin County somewhere, other bushes for peace disrobed, lay down on a hillside, and formed the words 'No War.' I wonder if there are any conflicted nudists, with a bush for Iraq and a rack for Bush.mark steyn
We are at a unique moment in history -- when a woman’s body is affected, we say the choice is hers; but when a boy’s body is affected, we say the choice is not his -- the law requires our 18 year old sons to register for the draft, and therefore potential death-if-needed.warren farrell
Take courage, lover! Could you endure such pain At any hand but hers?robert graves
I think I would know Nora's fart anywhere. I think I could pick hers out in a roomful of farting women.james joyce
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes with pain, And dies among his worshippers.william cullen bryant
But who can paint Like nature? Can Imagination boast, Amid its gay creation, hues like hers?james thomson
She should be my counsellor, But not my tyrant. For the spirit needs Impulses from a deeper source than hers; And there are motions, in the mind of man, That she must look upon with awe.
She carries a pearl In perfect condition. What once was hers, What once was friction, What left a mark, No longer stains, Because Grace makes beauty Out of ugly things.
Nature's great law, and law of all men's minds? To its own impulse every creature stirs; Live by thy light, and earth will live by hers!Matthew Arnold
Masculinity and femininity, elapsed, met in him And every shame, every grief, every love. If ever we accede to enlightenment, He thought, it is in one compassionate moment When what separated them from me vanishes And a shower of drops from a bunch of lilacs Pours on my face, and hers, and his, at the same time.czesław miłosz