I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.
"He is coming! he is coming!"
Like a bridegroom from his room,
Came the hero from his prison
To the scaffold and the doom.
High upon the gallows tree Swung the noble-hearted three By the vengeful tyrant stricken in their bloom; But they met him face to face With the courage of their race, And they went with souls undaunted to their doom. 'God save Ireland!'said the heroes; 'God save Ireland', say they all: Whether on the scaffold high Or the battlefield we die, Oh, what matter when for Erin dear we fall.
But whether on the scaffold highOr in the battle's van,The fittest place where man can dieIs where he dies for man!
The law which attempts a man's life [capital punishment] is impractical, unjust, inadmissible. It has never repressed crime—for a second crime is every day committed at the foot of the scaffold.
Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne.james russell lowell
Whether on the scaffold high Or on the battle-field we die, Oh, what matter, when for Erin dear we fall.
The kritis of Tyagaraja and others, on the contrary, are conceived generally as musical compositions; and their poetry, however impressive, is mainly a verbal scaffold for raising a musical structure. Musical thought, rather than poetic thought, seems to determine their structure pattern.
Que se rompa el andamio de los huesos Que se derrumben las vigas del cerebro Yarrastre el huraca n los trozos a la nada al otro lado En donde el viento azota a Dios Smash the scaffold of the bones Pull down the rafters of the brain Let the hurricane drag the pieces to the nothing on the other side Where the wind thrashes God
Let us stand on the scaffold of history---if hang we must---like the martyrs of Nuremberg, tall and proud! Is life so sweet, is comfort so precious and a job in a Jewish counting house so sacred that we are AFRAID to grasp the mighty hand of ADOLF HITLER reaching down to us our of our glorious past?George Lincoln Rockwell