Reverend

Famous quotes containing the word reverend:

    Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father’s palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels.
    Thomas Traherne (1636–1674)

    The Reverend Samuel Peters ... exaggerated the Blue Laws, but they did include “Capital Lawes” providing a death penalty for any child over sixteen who was found guilty of cursing or striking his natural parents; a death penalty for an incorrigible son; a law forbidding smoking except in a room in a private house; another law declaring smoking illegal except on a journey five miles away from home,...
    —Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    What is he buzzing in my ears?
    ‘Now that I come to die,
    Do I view the world as a vale of tears?’
    Ah, reverend sir, not I!
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)