As one of India ’s largest and most sacred pilgrimage centers, Benares (Varanasi) has been revered for centuries by Hindus , Muslims , Buddhists , and Jains , millions of whom come to visit its innumerable temples and shrines and come to bathe along a three-mile stretch of steps leading to the Holy Ganga (Ganges) River. Whether coming for salvation, prosperity, or healing, most of these pilgrims have sought some form of ritual purification – a means of unloading their troubles and sins upon stars and holy men, the river Ganga, and the many sacred tanks fed by her springs and tributaries.
Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.hilaire belloc
And as I played, a child came thro' the gate, A boy who looked at me without a word, As tho' he saw Stretch far behind my head Long lines of radiant angels, row on row. That day we spoke a little, timidly, And after that I never heard the voice That sang so many songs for love of me.sara teasdale
And tulips, children love to Stretch Their fingers down, to feel in each Its beauty's secret nearer.Elizabeth Browning
A slender young Blackbird built in a thorn-tree: A spruce little fellow as ever could be; His bill was so yellow, his feathers so black, So long was his tail, and so glossy his back, That good Mrs. B., who sat hatching her eggs, And only just left them to Stretch her poor legs, And pick for a minute the worm she preferred, Thought there never was seen such a beautiful bird.dinah craik
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun Does his successive journeys run; His kingdom Stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more.Isaac Watts
[T]he rare earth elements perplex us in our researches, baffle us in our speculations, and haunt us in our very dreams. They Stretch like an unknown sea before us mocking, mystifying and murmuring strange revelations and possibilities.william crookes
The key to this collaboration - which we undertook after much deliberation - was to Stretch creatively. New characters, new locales, new form (the novella).
A fanciful and flowery and heated imagination beware of; because the things of God are of deep import; and time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only find them out. Thy mind, O man! if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation, must Stretch as high as the utmost heavens, and search into and contemplate the darkest abyss, and the broad expanse of eternity thou must commune with God.
Heaven to me's a fair blue Stretch of sky, Earth's jest a dusty road.john masefield
Stretch forth thine hand.
The years seemed to Stretch before her like the land: spring, summer, autumn, winter, spring; always the same patient fields, the patient little trees, the patient lives; always the same yearning; the same pulling at the chain — until the instinct to live had torn itself and bled and weakened for the last time, until the chain secured a dead woman, who might cautiously be released.willa cather
Then horn for horn they Stretch and strive;Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive.Robert Burns
As an attorney, I assure you the law isn't a line engraved in marble, immovable and unchangeable through the centuries. Rather… the law is like a string, fixed at both ends but with a great deal of play in it very loose, the line of the law so you can Stretch it this way or that, rearrange the arc of it so you are nearly always short of blatant theft or cold-blooded murder safely on the right side. That's a daunting thing to realize but true.dean r. koontz
Awake, my soul! Stretch every nerve, And press with vigour on; A heavenly race demands thy zeal, And an immortal crown.
It may not be big, but it can Stretch.
No force however great can Stretch a cord however fine into an horizontal line which is accurately straight.
[?maeda: I...uh... sorry, I mean, I'm just fascinated by your nose... I've always wanted a handsome, cool nose like this] I see. Well, then, I'll just Stretch your nose out.
I am losing balance is a pose, I Stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time and not just in yoga.