Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth.
He commenced a systematic search of the cabin; but his attention was soon riveted by the books which seemed to exert a strange and powerful influence over him, so that he could scarce attend to aught else for the lure of the wondrous puzzle which their purpose presented to him.Among the other books were a primer, some child's readers, numerous picture books, and a great dictionary. All of these he examined, but the pictures caught his fancy most, though the strange little bugs which covered the pages where there were no pictures excited his wonder and deepest thought.Edgar Rice Burroughs
A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish.william shakespeare
But it pleased God to visit us then with death daily, and with so general a disease that the living were scarce able to bury the dead.william bradford
Let Winter come! let polar spirits sweep The darkening world, and tempest-troubled deep! Though boundless snows the withered heath deform, And the dim sun scarce wanders through the storm, Yet shall the smile of social love repay, With mental light, the melancholy day! And, when its short and sullen noon is o'er, The ice-chained waters slumbering on the shore, How bright the fagots in his little hall Blaze on the hearth, and warm the pictured wall!thomas campbell
All my house, But now, steamed like a bath with her thick breath. A lawyer could not have been heard; nor scarce Another woman, such a hail of words She has let fall.Ben Jonson
A kick that scarce would move a horseMay kill a sound divine.william cowper
There goes the parson, O illustrious spark!And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk.william cowper
Well beloved subjects, wee thought that the clergie of our realme had been our subjectes wholy, but now we have well perceived that they bee but halfe our subjectes, yea, and scarce our subjectes: for all the prelates at their consecration make an othe to the pope, clene contrary to the the that they make to us, so that they seme to be his subjectes, and not ours.King Henry VIII
When national debts have once been accumulated to a certain degree, there is scarce, I believe, a single instance of their having been fairly and completely paid. The liberation of the public revenue, if it has ever been brought about at all, has always been brought about by bankruptcy; sometimes by an avowed one, but always by a real one, though frequently by a pretend payment.Adam Smith
In Flanders' fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard among the guns below.john mccrae
Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money was not scarce?
As ships becalmed at eve, that lay With canvas drooping, side by side, Two towers of sail, at dawn of day Are scarce, long leagues apart, descried.arthur hugh clough
But, scarce observ'd, the knowing and the bold Fall in the gen'ral massacre of gold.samuel johnson
I am myself impressed by the great social advantages of increasing the stock of capital until it ceases to be scarce.john maynard keynes
So sweet the blush of bashfulness, E'en pity scarce can wish it less!lord byron
Thou will scarce be a man before thy mother.
You'd scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow.
'Mid the sharp, short emerald wheat, scarce risen three fingers well, The wild tulip at end of its tube, blows out its great red bell, Like a thin clear bubble of blood, for the children to pick and sell.Robert Browning
Miss Flora McFlimsey of Madison Square, Has made three separate journeys to Paris, And her father assures me each time she was there That she and her friend Mrs. Harris * * * * * * Spent six consecutive weeks, without stopping In one continuous round of shopping, * * * * * * And yet, though scarce three months have passed since the day This merchandise went on twelve carts, up Broadway, This same Miss McFlimsey of Madison Square The last time we met was in utter despair Because she had nothing whatever to wear.william allen butler
There grew pied wind-flowers and violets, Daisies, those pearl'd Arcturi of the earth, The constellated flower that never sets; Faint oxlips; tender bluebells at whose birth The sod scarce heaved; and that tall flower that wets Its mother's face with heaven-collected tears, When the low wind, its playmate's voice, it hears.Percy Bysshe Shelley
It shall scarce boot me To say Not guilty ; mine integrity Being counted falsehood, shall, as I express it, Be so receiv'd. But thus, if powers divine Behold our human actions (as they do), I doubt not, then, but innocence shall make False accusation blush, and tyranny Tremble at patience.
Alas! the small discredit of a bribe scarce hurts the lawyer, but undoes the scribe.Alexander Pope
scarce one tall frigate walks the sea Or skirts the safer shores Of all that bore to victory Our stout old Commodores.
So Nature deals with us, and takes away Our playthings one by one, and by the hand Leads us to rest so gently, that we go, scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay, Being too full of sleep to understand How far the unknown transcends the what we know.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow