For there isanupstartcrow, beautified with our feathers, that with his tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Iohannes fac totum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
: Madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? : Only with those in verse, Mr Witwoud. I never pin up my hair with prose.william congreve
To write a verse or two is all the praiseThat I can raise.George Herbert
Of horn and morn, and hark and bark,And echo's answering sounds,All poets' wit hath ever writIn dog-rel verse of hounds.thomas hood
Thy rare gold ring of verse (the poet praised) Linking our England to his Italy.Robert Browning
With living colours give my verse to glow: The sad memorial of a tale of woe!william falconer
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.robert frost
Will there never come a season Which shall rid us from the curse? Of a prose which knows no reason And an unmelodious verse: When the world shall cease to wonder At the genius of an Ass, And a boy's eccentric blunder Shall not bring success to pass: When mankind shall be delivered From the clash of magazines, And the inkstand shall be shivered Into countless smithereens: When there stands a muzzled stripling, Mute, beside a muzzled bore: When the Rudyards cease from Kipling And the Haggards Ride no more.james kenneth stephen
The archeologist-and-elephant cartoon (created by Carrol Ellick and Richard Lange) was inspired by John Godfrey Saxe’s famous poem “the Blind Men and Elephant”. Saxe retold a parable from the Udana, a scripture of the Indian subcontinent. One anonymous translation of the original concludes with the Buddha dispensing an uplifting verse.
Then, the Tillana breaks into movement like the final burning of camphor accompanied by a measure of din and bustle. In conclusion, the devotee takes to his heart the God he has so far glorified outside; and the dancer completes the traditional order by dancing to a simple devotional verse.
He that thinks himself capable of astonishing may write blank verse: but those that hope only to please must condescend to rhyme.samuel johnson
Blank verse seems to be verse only to the eye.
The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine.Alexander Pope
The vision and the faculty divine; Yet wanting the accomplishment of verse.william wordsworth
Now, good Cesario, but that piece of song, That old and antique song we heard last night; Methought it did relieve my passion much, More than light airs and recollected terms Of these most brisk and giddy-paced times: Come, but one verse.william shakespeare
New York Times v. Sullivan was about the suppression of speech in the South [during the 1960s]. Today's version of suppression is just another verse of the same song.
Underneath this sable herse Lies the subject of all verse, Sydneye's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death, ere thou hast slaine another, Faire and learn'd and good as she, Tyme shall throw a dart at thee.
Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books else appear so mean, so poor, verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need.
Better it is to live one day wise and meditative than to live a hundred years foolish and uncontrolled. (verse 111)
All tremble at the rod, all are fearful of death. Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill. (verse 129)