Famous quotes containing the word stopped:

    If the jests that you crack have an orthodox smack,
    You may get a bland smile from these sages;
    But should it, by chance, be imported from France,
    Half-a-crown is stopped out of your wages!
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    I happened to find
    Your picture. That picture. I stopped there cold,
    Like a man raking piles of dead leaves in his yard
    Who has turned up a severed hand.
    William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)

    And we passed to the end of a vista,
    But were stopped by the door of a tomb—
    By the door of a legended tomb;
    And I said—” What is written, sweet sister,
    On the door of this legended tomb?”
    She replied—”Ulalume—Ulalume!—
    ‘Tis the vault of thy lost Ulalume!”
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)