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«Every poet knows the pun is Pierian, that it springs from the same soil as the Muse. a matching and shifting of vowels and consonants, an adroit assonance sometimes derided as jackassonance.»
Author: Louis Untermeyer
, Pierian Spring
«It's only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks»
«And muse on Nature with a poet's eye.»
«And must I wholly banish hence these red and golden juices, and pay my vows to Abstinence, that pallidest of Muses?»
«CLIO, n. One of the nine Muses. Clio's function was to preside over history --which she did with great dignity, many of the prominent citizens of Athens occupying seats on the platform, the meetings being addressed by Messrs. Xenophon, Herodotus and other popular speakers.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, The Platform
«It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.»
«Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.»
«And strictly meditate the thankless Muse.»
«Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it»
«Each of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.»
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson