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Eyes and Tears

Eyes and Tears How wisely Nature did decree, With the same Eyes to weep and see! That, having view'd the object vain, They might be ready to complain. And since the Self-deluding Sight, In a …

What the Thunder Said

What the Thunder Said[41]After the torchlight red on sweaty faces After the frosty silence in the gardens After the agony in stony places The shouting and the crying Prison and palace and reve…

Brewer's: Xerxes' Tears

It is said that when Xerxes, King of Persia, reviewed his magnificent and enormous army before starting for Greece, he wept at the thought of slaughter about to take place. “Of all th…

Nuclear Ambitions Ebb and Flow

—Borgna Brunner On Dec. 26, 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake > the largest earthquake in 40 years—ruptured the floor of the Indian Ocean off the coast of the Indonesian island of S…

Brewer's: Tear

(to rhyme with “snare”). To tear Christ's body. To use imprecations. The common oaths of mediaeval times were by different parts of the Lord's body, hence the preachers used to …

Lewis Carroll: Size and Tears

Size and TearsWhen on the sandy shore I sit, Beside the salt sea-wave, And fall into a weeping fit Because I dare not shave— A little whisper at my ear Enquires the reason of my fear.I answer …

Theodosia Garrison: The Tears of Harlequin

The Tears of HarlequinTheodosia GarrisonTo you he gave his laughter and his jest, His words that of all words were merriest, His glad, mad moments when the lights flared high And his wild son…

Brewer's: Flowing Philosophers

The followers of Heraclitos, referred to by Plato as tous reontas (Theæ'tetus, 181 A). Heraclitos denied the permanency of everything in nature except change. Tennyson has a poem entit…

Said Aouita

Said AouitaBorn: Nov. 2, 1959Moroccan runner won gold (5000m) and bronze (800m) in 1984 Olympics; won 5000m at 1987 World Championships; formerly held 2 world records recognized by IAAF—…