Who is unknown. the brown girl?

Famous quotes containing the words brown girl, girl, unknown and/or brown:

    “I am as brown as brown can be,
    And my eyes as black as sloe;
    I am as brisk as brisk can be,
    And wild as forest doe.
    —Unknown. The Brown Girl (l. 1–4)

    With a balanced combination of the two principal energies from mother and father, a girl can both be in touch with her womanly strengths and be a powerful force in the world—strong and nurturing, decisive and caring, goal- oriented and aware of the needs of others. She has the courage to voice what she thinks and feels and the strength to follow her destiny.
    Jeanne Elium (20th century)

    There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics.... Error is certainty’s constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.
    Louis Aragon (1897–1982)

    Poor old Jonathan Bing
    Went home and addressed a short note to the King:
    If you please will excuse me
    I won’t come to tea;
    For home’s the best place for
    All people like me!
    —Beatrice Curtis Brown (1901–1974)