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Letter "L" » lance
«For violence, like Achilles' lance, can heal the wounds it has inflicted»
«The struggle is confused; our knight wins by no clean thrust of lance or sword, but the dragon somehow poops out, and decent democracy is victor.»
«This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought. Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land. Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.»
, native land
, to this day
«What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.»
«The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.»
«They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.»
«That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks! Where is the country's champion, the Moore of Moore Hall, to meet him at the Deep Cut and thrust an avenging lance between the ribs of the bloated pest?»
Author: Henry David Thoreau
, iron horse
, The Pest
, town meeting
, Trojan Horse
«Chivalry!---why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection---the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant ---Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.»
Author: Sir Walter Scott
, higher power
, staying power