Famous quotes containing the word fired:

    We cannot but pity the boy who has never fired a gun; he is no more humane, while his education has been sadly neglected.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    See where she comes, and smell how all the street,
    Breathes vineyards and pomegranates: oh, how sweet!
    As a fired altar is each stone,
    Perspiring pounded cinnamon.
    The phoenix-nest,
    Built up of odours, burneth in her breast.
    Who therein would not consume
    His soul to ash-heaps in that rich perfume,
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

    Cursed be the hand that fired the shot,
    The frenzied brain that hatched the plot,
    Thy country’s Father slain
    By thee, thou worse than Cain!
    Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)