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Famous quotes containing the word lay:

    It is yours,
    And might we lay th’old proverb to your charge,
    So like you, ‘tis the worse.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    but as an Eagle
    His cloudless thunderbolted on thir heads.
    So vertue giv’n for lost,
    Deprest, and overthrown, as seem’d,
    Like that self-begott’n bird
    In the Arabian woods embost,
    That no second knows nor third,
    And lay e’re while a Holocaust,
    From out her ashie womb now teem’d
    Revives, reflourishes, then vigorous most
    When most unactive deem’d,
    And though her body die, her fame survives,
    A secular bird ages of lives.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Be it so, for I submit; his doom is fair,
    That dust I am and shall to dust return.
    O welcome hour whenever! Why delays
    His hand to execute what his decree
    Fixed on this day? Why do I overlive?
    Why am I mocked with death, and lengthened out
    To deathless pain? How gladly would I meet
    Mortality, my sentence, and be earth
    Insensible! how glad would lay me down
    As in my mother’s lap!
    John Milton (1608–1674)