Lowly, with a broken neck, The crocus lays her cheek to mire.
Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son, Now that the fields are dank, and ways are mire, Where shall we sometimes meet, and by the fire Help waste a sullen day, what may be won From the hard season gaining Time will run On smoother, till Favonius re-inspire The frozen earth, and clothe in fresh attire The lily and rose, that neither sowed nor spun. What neat repast shall feast us, light and choice, Of Attic taste, with wine, whence we may rise To hear the lute well touched, or artful voice Warble immortal notes and Tuscan air He who of those delights can judge, and spare To interpose them oft, is not unwise.
Cutting payments to poor families will drive these Australians deeper into the financial mire, making it even harder for the parents to feed and clothe their kids.
But they'll nor pinch,
Fright me with urchin-shows, pitch me i' th' mire,
Nor lead me, like a firebrand, in the dark
Out of my way, unless he bid 'em; but
For every trifle are they set upon me;
Sometime like apes that mow and chatter at me,
And after bite me; then like hedgehogs which
Lie tumbling in my barefoot way, and mount
Their pricks at my footfall; sometime am I
All wound with adders, who with cloven tongues
Do hiss me into madness.
If thou art Dun, we'll draw thee from the mire
Of this sir-reverence love, wherein thou stick'st
Up to the ears.
A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller he follows it at all adventures it is sure to lead him out of his way and sure to engulf him in the mire.
Learning will be cast into the mire and trodden down under the hoofs of a swinish multitude.
The fury and the mire of human veins.
Oh Death will find me long before I tire; Of watching you and swing me suddenly; Into the shade and loneliness and mire; Of the last land.
I won a noble fame But with a sudden frown, The people snatched my crown, And, in the mire, trod down My lofty name
They transcend the swamp of New York politics. Because of their celebrity, Clinton and Giuliani are able to rise above the mire that soils so many other New York politicians.