Plates

Famous quotes containing the word plates:

    I have experienced such simple delight in the trivial matters of fishing and sporting, formerly, as might have inspired the muse of Homer or Shakespeare; and now, when I turn the pages and ponder the plates of the Angler’s Souvenir, I am fain to exclaim,—
    “Can such things be,
    And overcome us like a summer’s cloud?”
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Behold now this vast city; a city of refuge, the mansion house of liberty, encompassed and surrounded with his protection; the shop of war hath not there more anvils and hammers waking, to fashion out the plates and instruments of armed justice in defence of beleaguered truth, than there be pens and hands there, sitting by their studious lamps, musing, searching, revolving new notions.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    “... What are you seeing out the window, lady?”
    “What I’ll be seeing more of in the years
    To come as here I stand and go the round
    Of many plates with towels many times.”
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)