Specimens

Famous quotes containing the word specimens:

    A tattered copy of Johnson’s large Dictionary was a great delight to me, on account of the specimens of English versifications which I found in the Introduction. I learned them as if they were so many poems. I used to keep this old volume close to my pillow; and I amused myself when I awoke in the morning by reciting its jingling contrasts of iambic and trochaic and dactylic metre, and thinking what a charming occupation it must be to “make up” verses.
    Lucy Larcom (1824–1893)

    In every age the vilest specimens of human nature are to be found among demagogues.
    Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)

    Just specimens is all New Hampshire has,
    One each of everything as in a show-case
    Which naturally she doesn’t care to sell.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)