Fiddling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 59 pages
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Use in Literature FeudingCome, vicar, lay your feuds aside, And calmly take your cup; And let us try in friendly wise To make the matter up.ndash;Charles Mackay (editor) in Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684.Here, fired by a word, a look, or gesture, are started those feuds between house and house, between a woman of rank and a citizen's wife, which endure till death, and widen the impassable gulf which parts the two classes of society.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Albert Savarus.Late the lone tribes, on those unlabor'd shores, Ran wild and served imaginary Powers; Till he, in pity, taught their feuds to cease, Devised their laws, and fashion'd all for peace.ndash;Joel Barlow in The Columbiad.Too soon the mother states, with jealous fear, Transport their feuds and homebred quarrels here.ndash;Joel Barlow in The Columbiad.Feuds multiplied and became more bloody.ndash;Arthur Judson Brown in New Forces in Old China.I will think over your words, Sire de Graville, and it shall not be my fault if old feuds be not forgotten, and those now in thy court be the last hostages ever kept by the Norman for the faith of the Saxon.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Harold, book 8.The feuds of Sparta and Athens may be regarded as historical allegories, clothing the moral struggles, which, with all their perils and all their fluctuations, will last to the end of time.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Athens: Its Rise and Fall, book 1.Till these feuds are over, I crave your royal leave to quit England, and perform my pilgrimage to the sainted shrine of Compostella.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Last of the Barons, book 7.She frequently said that a long confinement in a tower by the seaside would seem to her less intolerable than those feuds in which the weakness of her party daily threatened an inevitable catastrophe.ndash;Campan in Memoirs of Marie Antoinette, entire.Our fathers are not butchered in feuds, our sons are not sold into slavery, and except in war or in street robberies we are not insulted by brute physical force.ndash;Harry Seidel Canby in Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism.

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