The sound of a jet, an engine warming up, even the clopping of shod hooves on pavement brings on the ancient shudder, the dry mouth and vacant eye, the hot palms and the churn of stomach high up under the rib cage.
The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out like shining from shook foil? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wearsman'ssmudgeand sharesman'ssmell: thesoil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.gerard manley hopkins
Who is wurs shod, than the shoemakers wyfe,With shops full of shoes all hir lyfe?john heywood
But who is this who rides in silver whiteAttire that shames the stars across the night?Helmet and shield and corselet all a-gleam,Like some crusader from a drifting dreamUpon a prancing jackass shod with flame—Rise, heralds of the past, bray forth his namerobert e. howard
Cobblers children are worst shod.
Cinderella's lefts and rights To Geraldine's were frights, And I trow The damsel, deftly shod, Has dutifully trod Until now.
Who is worse shod, than the shoemaker's wife, With shops full of shoes all her life?
Who is wurs shod, than the shoemakers wyfe, With shops full of shoes all hir lyfe?
Who is worse shod than the shoemaker's wife?
Hoeder, the blind old god Whose feet are shod with silence.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A cheerful wife is the spice of life. (Strauss, 1998 p. 20)Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye. (Strauss, 1994 p. 655)The cobbler's wife is the worst shod.