- Call for the robin redbreast and the wren,
Since o'er shady groves they hover,
And with leaves and flowers do cover
The friendless bodies of unburied men.
- Act V, scene iv.
- But keep the wolf far thence, that's foe to men,
For with his nails he'll dig them up again.
- The White Devil John Webster ___Act V, scene iv.
Woman to man is either a god or a wolf __ John Webster
15. Laws for Creations _ Whitman
|LAWS for Creations,|
|For strong artists and leaders—for fresh broods of teachers, and perfect literats for America,|
|For noble savans, and coming musicians.|
|All must have reference to the ensemble of the world, and the compact truth of the world;|
|There shall be no subject too pronounced—All works shall illustrate the divine law ofindirections.||5|
|What do you suppose Creation is?|
|What do you suppose will satisfy the Soul, except to walk free, and own no superior?|
|What do you suppose I would intimate to you in a hundred ways, but that man or woman is as good as God?|
|And that there is no God any more divine than Yourself?|
|And that that is what the oldest and newest myths finally mean?|
|And that you or any one must approach Creations through such laws?|
He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a horse's health,
a boy's love, or a whore's oath.
King Lear (III, vi, 19-21)
First Murderer: We are men, my liege.
Macbeth: Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men,
As hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs,
Shoughs, water-rugs, and demi-wolves are clipt
All by the name of dogs.
She-wolf of France, but worse than wolves of France...
Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible;
Thou stern, obdurate, flinty, rough, remorseless.
Henry VI, Part III, 1.4.111, 141-2.