Rings

Famous quotes containing the word rings:

    ‘She has got rings on every finger,
    Round one of them she have got three.
    She have gold enough around her middle
    To buy Northumberland that belongs to thee.
    Unknown. Young Beichan (l. 61–64)

    It is told that some divorcees, elated by their freedom, pause on leaving the courthouse to kiss a front pillar, or even walk to the Truckee to hurl their wedding rings into the river; but boys who recover the rings declare they are of the dime-store variety, and accuse the throwers of fraudulent practices.
    —Administration in the State of Neva, U.S. public relief program. Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State (The WPA Guide to Nevada)

    The next time the novelist rings the bell I will not stir though the meeting-house burn down.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)