Virgin

Famous quotes containing the word virgin:

    A hidden strength
    Which if Heav’n gave it, may be term’d her own:
    ‘Tis chastity, my brother, chastity:
    She that has that, is clad in compleat steel,
    And like a quiver’d Nymph with Arrows keen
    May trace huge Forests, and unharbour’d Heaths,
    Infamous Hills, and sandy perilous wildes,
    Where through the sacred rayes of Chastity,
    No savage fierce, Bandite, or mountaneer
    Will dare to soyl her Virgin purity,
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    ‘Tis chastity, my brother, chastity.
    She that has that is clad in complete steel,
    And like a quivered nymph with arrows keen
    May trace huge forests and unharbored heaths,
    Infamous hills and sandy perilous wilds,
    Where, through the sacred rays of chastity,
    No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer
    Will dare to soil her virgin purity.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    If it were worth while to argue a paradox, one might maintain that nature regards the female as the essential, the male as the superfluity of her world. Perhaps the best starting-point for study of the Virgin would be a practical acquaintance with bees, and especially with queen bees.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)