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«Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.»
Author: Susan Coolidge
, rose pink
, The Pink
«When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.»
«Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? / Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him, / And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.»
«Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north: / That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.»
«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
«One sword keeps another in the sheath.»
«The sword outwears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the heart must pause to breathe, and love itself have rest.»
«Memory is the receptacle and sheath of all knowledge»
«No sheath shall hold what finds its home in flesh.»
«O happy dagger!This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.»