Saturday, December 31, 2016

Crossing the Bar, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
      And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
      When I put out to sea,

 But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
      Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
      Turns again home.

   Twilight and evening bell,
      And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
      When I embark;

   For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
      The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
      When I have crost the bar.

(by Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Who can find a virtuous woman? (Proverbs 31:10)

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

                             ~ Proverbs 31:10

But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. (Psalm 102:12)

But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.


                                            ~ Psalm 102:12

Let her own works praise her... (Proverbs 31:31)

Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

                                      ~ Proverbs 31:31

I have fought the good fight... (2 Timothy 4:7)

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.

~ 2 Timothy 4:7

Saturday, November 12, 2016

In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; ... John 16:33

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

                                                                       ~ John 16:33

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The moment of the rose...

"The moment of the rose and the moment of the yew-tree
Are of equal duration."

                                       ~ T.S. Eliot, from Little Gidding

Poem about a brief life, "the days of wine and roses" (Ernest Dowson)

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
   Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
   We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
    Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
   Within a dream.

                                               ~ Ernest Dowson

Monday, November 7, 2016

Forget Me Not

Forget me not, for I have lived and loved, mourned and grieved, and been joyous. Forget me not, for I am no longer of this earth, but of the spirit. Forget me not, for the Lord knows me, and I know the Lord. Forget me not, for I am.

Now the Lord is the Spirit... (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

~ 2 Corinthians 3:17

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Miracles... I Corinthians 12:28

“And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.”

(I Corinthians 12:28, ESV)

Colossians 3:12

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."
(Colossians 3:12 NIV)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Epitaph for a Child

"A tiny flower, lent not given. To bud on earth and bloom in Heaven."

Quotation for a child's tombstone or memorial. Epitaph for a child.



Why, you and ten like you couldn't put a Danaher on his ear!

"Why, you and ten like you couldn't put a Danaher on his ear!"

                             ~ Red Will Danaher to Trooper Thornton, in The Quiet Man (film)


As "Trooper Thornton" (John Wayne) apologizes to "Red Will" Danaher for upsetting him in a land deal, Thornton uses an expression, "I didn't mean to put you on your ear."

Danaher very angrily says, "Why, you and ten like you couldn't put a Danaher on his ear!"

Thornton used it in a casual, friendly way, meaning that he hadn't meant to upset Danaher or make him mad. Danaher, in his angry response, used it as a fighting term, perhaps interpreting it literally as having his ear pinned to the mat of a boxing ring. This is particularly significant in the film, in which the community is just spoiling to see Thornton and Danaher duke it out (no pun intended on "Duke").

English Language and Usage: Origin of 'Set on Its Ear.'

Filmsite Movie Review: The Quiet Man (1952)


Expression: put on your ear, put on his ear, set you on your ear

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