As lawless as a town bull. [ Proverb ]
And in that town a dog was found,
As many dogs there be,
Both mongrel, puppy, whelp and hound.
And curs of low degree. [ Oliver Goldsmith ]
Misunderstanding brings lies to town. [ Proverb ]
The strongest castle, tower, and town,
The golden bullet beats it down. [ Shakespeare ]
He thought the World to him was known,
Whereas he only knew the Town;
In men this blunder still you find,
All think their little set - Mankind. [ Hannah More ]
The town bull is as much a bachelor as he. [ Proverb ]
Curst be the gold and silver which persuade
Weak men to follow far fatiguing trade!
The lily peace outshines the silver store,
And life is dearer than the golden ore.
Yet money tempts us over the desert brown,
To every distant mart and wealthy town. [ Collins ]
The lovely town was white with apple blooms.
And the great elms o'erhead
Dark shadows wove on their serial looms.
Shot through with golden thread. [ Longfellow ]
He that is in a town in May loseth his spring. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Go into the country to hear what news in town. [ Proverb ]
Trade hardly deems the busy day begun,
Till his keen eye along the sheet has run;
The blooming daughter throws her needle by.
And reads her schoolmate's marriage with a sigh;
While the grave mother puts her glasses on.
And gives a tear to some old crony gone.
The preacher, too, his Sunday theme lays down,
To know what last new folly fills the town;
Lively or sad, life's meanest, mightiest things.
The fate of fighting cocks, or fighting kings. [ Sprague ]
He that no modesty has all the town for his own. [ Proverb ]
If the walls were adamant, yet gold will take the town. [ Proverb ]
Whoso is wicked in the country, will be so also in town. [ Proverb ]
Secret mines may take the town, when open battery cannot. [ Proverb ]
There are always more tricks in a town than are talked of. [ Cervantes ]
Who knows but that my private watch may go truer than the town-clock? [ Proverb ]
A circulating library in a town is an ever-green tree of diabolical knowledge. [ Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan ]
Midnight! the outpost of advancing day! The frontier town and citadel of night! [ Longfellow ]
Death possesses a good deal of real estate, namely, the graveyard in every town. [ Hawthorne ]
The seat of wit, when one speaks as a man of the town and the world, is the playhouse. [ Steele ]
Not all the pumice of the polish'd town
Can smooth the roughness of the barnyard clown; Rich, honor'd, titled, he betrays his race
By this one mark - he's awkward in his face. [ Holmes ]
I wish a robot would get elected president. That way, when he came to town, we could all take a shot at him and not feel too bad. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
The disease and its medicine are like two factions in a besieged town; they tear one another to pieces, but both unite against their common enemy, nature. [ Jeffrey ]
We used to laugh at Grandpa when he'd head off and go fishing. But we wouldn't be laughing that evening when he'd come back with some whore he picked up in town. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
Nature's noblemen are everywhere, - in town and out of town, gloved and rough-handed, rich and poor. Prejudice against a lord, because he is a lord, is losing the chance of finding a good fellow, as much as prejudice against a ploughman because he is a ploughman. [ Willis ]
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there. That is the reason why people who live out of town are so uncivilized. There are only two ways of becoming civilized. One is by being cultured, the other is by being corrupt. Country people have no opportunity of being either, so they stagnate. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]
Often a nosegay of wild flowers, which was to us, as village children, a grove of pleasure, has in after years of manhood, and in the town, given us by its old perfume, an indescribable transport back into godlike childhood; and how, like a flower goddess, it has raised us into the first embracing Aurora clouds of our first dim feelings! [ Richter ]
Who is there who has not experienced that often a nosegay of wild flowers, which was to us as village children a grove of pleasure, has in after years of manhood, and in the town, given us. by its old perfume an indescribable transport back into godlike childhood; and how, like a flower-goddess, it has raised us into the first embracing Aurora-clouds of our first dim feelings? [ Richter ]
A town, before it can be plundered and deserted, must first be taken; and in this particular Venus has borrowed a law from her consort Mars. A woman that wishes to retain her suitor must keep him in the trenches; for this is a siege which the besieger never raises for want of supplies, since a feast is more fatal to love than a fast, and a surfeit than a starvation. Inanition may cause it to die a slow death, but repletion always destroys it by a sudden one. [ Colton ]