Too late to spare
When the bottom is bare. [ Proverb ]
Bare words buy no barley. [ Proverb ]
It is the farmer's care
That makes the field bare. [ Proverb ]
Better a bare foot than none. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Bare walls make gadding housewives. [ Proverb ]
Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen.
Fallen from his high estate.
And welt'ring in his blood;
Deserted at his utmost need.
But those his former bounty fed;
On the bare earth exposed he lies,
With not a friend to close his eyes. [ Dryden ]
Deserted, at his utmost need,
By those his former bounty fed,
On the bare earth exposed be lies,
With not a friend to close his eyes. [ John Dryden ]
To the weary the bare ground is a bed. [ Curt ]
Pride may lurk under a thread-bare cloak. [ Proverb ]
To feed were best at home;
From thence the sauce to meat is ceremony;
Meeting were bare without it. [ William Shakespeare ]
Fortune makes quick dispatch, and in a day
May strip you bare as beggary itself. [ Cumberland ]
Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye,
Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare,
Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky. [ Smollett ]
Existence may be borne, and the deep root
Of life and sufferance make its firm abode
In bare and desolate bosoms: mute
The camel labors with the heaviest load.
And the wolf dies in silence: Not bestowed
In vain should such examples be; if they.
Things of ignoble or of savage mood,
Endure and shrink not, we of nobler clay
May temper it to bear - it is but for a day. [ Byron ]
Like conquering tyrants you our breasts invade.
Where you are pleased to ravage for awhile;
But soon you find new conquests out and leave
The ravaged province ruinate and bare. [ Otway ]
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together;
Youth is full of pleasance, age is full of care;
Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather;
Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare.
Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short;
Youth is nimble, age is lame;
Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold;
Youth is wild, and age is tame.
Age, I do abhor thee; youth I do adore thee. [ William Shakespeare ]
The strong must build stout cabins for the weak;
Must plan and stint; must sow and reap and store;
For grain takes root though all seems bare and bleak. [ Eugene Lee-Hamilton ]
More belongs to marriage than four bare legs in a bed. [ Proverb ]
A thread-bare coat is armour-proof against highwaymen. [ Proverb ]
Young prodigal in a coach will be old beggar bare-foot. [ Proverb ]
Virtue is despised, if it be seen in a thread-bare cloak. [ Proverb ]
When a man's coat is thread-bare, it is an easy thing to pick a hole in it. [ Proverb ]
The mines of knowledge are oft laid bare through the forked hazel wand of chance. [ Tupper ]
The canine letter - the letter R. A growling dog will bare his teeth and growl the letter R.
Every life has its actual blanks, which the ideal must fill up, or which else remain bare and profitless forever. [ Julia Ward Howe ]
Death itself is less painful when it comes upon us unawares than the bare contemplation of it, even when danger is far distant. [ Pascal ]
Her head was bare, but for her native ornament of hair, which in a simple knot was tied above - sweet negligence, unheeded bait of love! [ Dryden ]
God takes men's hearty desires and will, instead of the deed, where they have not power to fulfill it; but he never took the bare deed instead of the will. [ Richard Baxter ]
A large bare forehead gives a woman a masculine and defying look. The word
effrontery comes from it. The hair should be brought over such a forehead as vines are trailed over a wall. [ Leigh Hunt ]
Then was I as a tree whose boughs did bend with fruit; but in one night, a storm or robbery, call it what you will, shook down my mellow hangings, nay, my leaves, and left me bare to weather. [ Shakespeare ]
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment placing its victim naked on a bed of briars and bristles, thinly covered with rose-leaves, adorning his brow with a crown of gold, which burns into his brain; teasing, and fretting, and riddling him through and through with incessant discharges of hot shot from a masked battery; laying bare the most sensitive and shrinking nerves of his mind, and then blandly touching them with ice, or smilingly pricking them with needles. [ E. P. Whipple ]