Grassing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 387 pages
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Use in Literature GraftingWhen the winter had passed and the summer had come round again, the grafting had done its work: she was really a Rosa Indica, and timidly put forth the first blossom in her new estate.ndash;Louise de la Rameacute;e (Ouida) in Bimbi.This corruption sometimes took the form of grafting after the manner of Samuel Parks in New York; sometimes that of political deals in the 'delivery of the labor vote'; and sometimes that of a combination between capital and labor hunting together.ndash;Jane Addams in Twenty Years At Hull House.One since hath quench'd the other; and the sword Is grafted on the crook; and so conjoin'd Each must perforce decline to worse, unaw'd By fear of other.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).Other pictures of this period are such as 'The Gleaners,' 'The Reapers,' 'A Peasant grafting a Tree,' 'The Potato Planters,' and so forth.ndash;Grant Allen in Biographies of Working Men.Tis much too tedious; I dislike thy judgement: My mind is grafted on an humbler stock.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Locrine / Mucedorus.He's not a grafter.ndash;Gertrude Atherton in The Sisters-In-Law.Even if only two or three of these hit the public taste, the profitable speculations pay for the bad, and the publisher pays his way by grafting, as it were, one book upon another.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Distinguished Provincial at Paris (tr Ellen Marriage).Now the lovely Countess, as soon as she was grafted on the constable, only nibbled more eagerly at the love with which her heart was laden for the aforesaid Savoisy, which that gentleman clearly perceived.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Droll Stories, vol 1.This sound result was the fruit produced by grafting the Gascon on the Norman.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Marriage Contract (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).The third in the party, Couture by name, lived by speculation, grafting one affair upon another to make the gains pay for the losses.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Firm of Nucingen (tr James Waring).

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