Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Quotations Challenge Quiz Part 2

Part 2: the mostly quite obscure

1. “a riband to stick in his coat”

2. “the palm of possession is dreary”

3.         “For thus the royal mandate ran,

            When first the human race began,

            ‘The social, friendly, honest man,

                                    whate'er he be –

            ‘Tis he fulfils great Nature’s plan

                                    And none but he.”

4. “their heads just out of the mist of years long dead.”

5. “roaming with a hungry heart”.

6. “The genius raids, but the common people occupy and possess”.

7. “Ye would not call this too indulged tongue

            Presumptuous, in thus venturing to be heard.”

8. “Not for golden fancies do iron truths make room. ”

9. “A sweet disorder in the dress.”

10. “The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything. As for the girls, they are forward, immodest and unwomanly in speech, behaviour and dress.”

11.       “Through the long gorge to the far

                        light has won

            His path upward, and prevail’d.”

12.          Not caring that those mighty columns rest

Each on the ruin of a human breast –

That to the shrine the victor’s chariot rolls

Across the anguish of ten thousand souls!”

13. “But nor satisfied ever, nor weary

            Is ever the wind.”

14.. “True to the kindred points”         

15. “And we run, because we like it.”

16. “We were young, we were merry, we were very very wise …”

17.. Business in deep waters.           


In what publication can you find all of the above effectively invoked?

In what publication can you find all of the above effectively invoked?

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