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Letter "O" » oak
«Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.»
«A democracy is as really a republic as on oak a tree, or a temple a building»
«And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.»
«And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.»
«But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.»
«But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.»
«And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.»
«And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon, / And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, Art thou the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I am.»
«Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring withtheir importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle. . . chewthe cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make thenoise are the only inhabitants of the field; that, of course, they aremany in number; or that, after all, they are other than the little,shriveled, meagre, hopping, though loud and troublesome _insects_ ofthe hour.»
Author: Edmund Burke
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«And many strokes though with a little axe hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak.»