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Letter "Q" » quivering
«In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.»
«How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.»
Author: Victor Hugo
, coming together
, How does
, the Hill
, The Rose
«And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.»
«Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.»
«Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men.»
«QUIVER, n. A portable sheath in which the ancient statesman and the aboriginal lawyer carried their lighter arguments.He extracted from his quiver, Did the controversial Roman, An argument well fitted To the question as submitted, Then addressed it to the liver, Of the unpersuaded foeman. --Oglum P. Boomp»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, ancient Romans
«And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: / Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; / And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.»
«For each ecstatic instant - We must an anguish pay - In keen and quivering ratio - To the ecstasy»
«I wonder that we Americans love our country at all, it having no limits and no oneness; and when you try to make it a matter of the heart, everything falls away except one's native State; /neither can you seize hold of that, unless you tear it out of the Union, bleeding and quivering.»
«O woman!- In our hours of ease, uncertain, coy, and hard to please, and variable as the shade, by the light quivering aspen made; when pain and anguish wring the brow, a ministering angel thou»
Author: Sir Walter Scott
, hard to please
, The Brow