She drew back; he was calm "It is this that had the power," And he lashed his open palm With the tender-headed flower.
I did say yes O at lightning and lashed rod; Thou heardst me truer than tongue confess Thy terror,O Christ,O God.gerard manley hopkins
A few years hence and he will be beneath the sod; but those cliffs will stand, as now, facing the ocean, incessantly lashed by its waves, yet unshaken, immovable; and other eyes will gaze on them for their brief day of life, and then they, too, will close.henry parry liddon
Yet malice never was his aim;He lashed the vice but spared the name.No individual could resent,Where thousands equally were meant.His satire points at no defectBut what all mortals may correct;For he abhorred that senseless tribeWho call it humor when they gibe.jonathan swift
Satire, though it may exaggerate the vice it lashes, is not justified in creating it in order that it may be lashed.Anthony Trollope