Shaft

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Famous quotes containing the word shaft:

    Why should not our whole life and its scenery be actually thus fair and distinct? All our lives want a suitable background. They should at least, like the life of the anchorite, be as impressive to behold as objects in a desert, a broken shaft or crumbling mound against a limitless horizon.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    “It’s hard to tell you how I managed it.
    When I saw the shaft had me by the coat,
    I didn’t try too long to pull away,
    Or fumble for my knife to cut away,
    I just embraced the shaft and rode it out....”
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Lord, crack their teeth! Lord, crush these lions’ jaws!
    So let them sink as water in the sand;
    When deadly bow their aiming fury draws,
    Shiver the shaft ere past the shooter’s hand.
    So make them melt as the dishoused snail
    —Bible: Hebrew Psalm LVIII (Paraphrased by the Countess of Pembroke)