Let it be our endeavour, let it be our task, to keep alight the torch of imperial patriotism, to hold fast the affection and the confidence of our kinsmen across the seas; so that in every vicissitude of fortune the British Empire may present an unbroken front to all her foes, and may carry on even to distant ages the glorious traditions of the British flag.
Surprised by joyimpatient as the wind I turned to share the transportOh! with whom But thee, deep buried in the silent tomb, That spot which no vicissitude can find? 928william wordsworth
And what is more melancholy than the old apple-trees that linger about the spot where once stood a homestead, but where there is now only a ruined chimney rising out of a grassy and weed-grown cellar? They offer their fruit to every wayfarer apples that are bitter-sweet with the moral of time's vicissitude.Nathaniel Hawthorne