HNW - quotations from literature and poetry
karen_larsdatter at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 6 09:07:44 PST 2001
> I am looking for quotations from literature and poetry about
> needlework, embroidery, knitting, etc. I would be most appreciative
> of any hints or clues about where I might find some. Thank you so
There's a version of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations online at
http://www.bartleby.com but I don't know if it's the full Bartlett's
... Bartleby.com also has Simpson's Quotations, and apparently you can
search both by just selecting "Quotations" on that pull-down menu. :)
Here's something purdy:
The spinsters and the knitters in the sun
And the free maids that weave their thread with bones
Do use to chant it: it is silly sooth,
And dallies with the innocence of love,
Like the old age.
That second line's about bobbin-lace, right? I've heard it referred to
as "bone lace," as at some points, the bobbins were made out of carved
bone. (It's a bit from "Twelfth Night," act two, scene four; Duke
Orsino is telling Viola/Cesario about a rather melancholy song that a
clown had sung the night before.)
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