Baptizing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature BaptizingMy petition shall be that Canary be cheaper, Without either custom or cursed excise; That the wits may have freedom to drink deeper and deeper, And not be undone whilst our noses we baptize; But we'll liquor them and drench them.ndash;Charles Mackay (editor) in Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684.Yet he was a criminal, for he would not baptize infants, and he met with the 'lenity and patience' which the elders were not unwilling should be used toward the erring.ndash;Brooks Adams in The Emancipation of Massachusetts.No gloomy spirit could refuse to listen to its lullaby, and the spray baptized it with the subtile benediction of a cheerier mood.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in A Modern Cinderella.The three nymphs, Whom at the right wheel thou beheldst advancing, Were sponsors for him more than thousand years Before baptizing.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).Either it was not so, I am advised; Or was before Rogero was baptized.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.Here, save I err in what their rites require, The swarthy people are baptized with fire.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.I had the mad simplicity to think that love would baptize me into innocence.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Chouans.I propose to baptize him in form as a journalist.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Distinguished Provincial at Paris (tr Ellen Marriage).The worthy German resumed his narrative after having, without the smallest regard for romanticism and local color, baptized the young French surgeon with a Teutonic name.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Red Inn (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).But that might only have been because she had never known the want of it, or had never seen a lump worth stealing, which I was sure that this must be; and the unregenerate state of all who have never been baptized had been impressed on me continually.ndash;R.D. Blackmore in Erema.
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