Back to the glass in terror we came,And stared at the writing round the frame.We could not understand one word:And suddenly we thought we heardThe hissing of the snakes again:How could we front them all alone?O, madly we clutched at the mirrored stoneAnd wished we were back on the flowery plain:And swifter than thought and swift as fearThe whole world flashed, and behold we were there.
tire swift swept front ly and lie and lane againstcharles bernstein
I know how to take a man out of his miseries. Give him a swift kick, or else get him drunk and find him a pr-...robert jordan
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.Herodotus
Evil springs up, and flowers, and bears no seed, And feeds the green earth with its swift decay, Leaving it richer for the growth of truth.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings: Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.william shakespeare
Our plenteous streams a various race supply, The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye, The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains.Alexander Pope
I think the satirist is always basically optimistic. The satirist's complaint about society is always that it doesn't measure up to a fairly high ideal he has. I think that even the bitterest satirist, even a man like swift, was probably rather an optimist at heart.
They ask thee as to what is allowed them. Say: The good things are allowed to you, and what you have taught the beasts and birds of prey, training them to hunt -- you teach them of what Allah has taught you; so eat of that which they catch for you and mention the name of Allah over it; and keep your duty to Allah. Surely Allah is swift in reckoning.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.marie curie
Let those who think the soul is shallow rail, They must be warned before they dare to leap They'll plunge into the twilight depths where sweep In ceaseless thirst great teeth too swift to fail.philip josé farmer
The men went to Catraeth, swift was their host, the pale mead was their feast and it was their poison.
True hope is swift, and flies with swallows' wings; Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.
Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language: it isthe condition of being involved in the Irish situation, and usually of being mauled by it. On that definition swift ismore Irishthan Goldsmith or Sheridan, although by the usual tests they are Irish and he is pure English.Cruise