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The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine.

The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine.

by Alfred E. Smith Found in: Umbrellas Quotes,
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The inseparable gold umbrella which in that country [Burma] as
much denotes the grandee as the star or garter read more

The inseparable gold umbrella which in that country [Burma] as
much denotes the grandee as the star or garter does in England.

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It is the habitual carriage of the umbrella that is the stamp of
Respectability. The umbrella has become the read more

It is the habitual carriage of the umbrella that is the stamp of
Respectability. The umbrella has become the acknowledged index
of social position. . . . Crusoe was rather a moralist than a
pietist, and his leaf-umbrella is as fine an example of the
civilized mind striving to express itself under adverse
circumstances as we have ever met with.

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The tucked-up sempstress walks hasty strides,
While streams run down her oil'd umbrella's sides.

The tucked-up sempstress walks hasty strides,
While streams run down her oil'd umbrella's sides.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Umbrellas Quotes,
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It is not for nothing, either, that the umbrella has become the
very foremost badge of modern civilization--the Urim read more

It is not for nothing, either, that the umbrella has become the
very foremost badge of modern civilization--the Urim and Thummim
of respectability. . . . So strongly do we feel on this point,
indeed, that we are almost inclined to consider all who possess
really well-conditioned umbrellas as worthy of the Franchise.

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Good housewives all the winter's rage despise,
Defended by the riding-hood's disguise;
Or, underneath the umbrella's oily read more

Good housewives all the winter's rage despise,
Defended by the riding-hood's disguise;
Or, underneath the umbrella's oily shade,
Safe through the wet on clinking pattens tread,
Let Persian dames the unbrella's ribs display,
To guard their beauties from the sunny ray;
Or sweating slaves support the shady load,
When eastern monarchs show their state abroad;
Britain in winter only knows its aid,
To guard from chilling showers the walking maid.

by John Gay Found in: Umbrellas Quotes,
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We bear our shades about us; self-deprived
Of other screen, the thin umbrella spread,
And range an read more

We bear our shades about us; self-deprived
Of other screen, the thin umbrella spread,
And range an Indian waste without a tree.

by William Cowper Found in: Umbrellas Quotes,
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See, here's a shadow found; the human nature
Is made th' umbrella to the Deity,
To catch read more

See, here's a shadow found; the human nature
Is made th' umbrella to the Deity,
To catch the sunbeams of thy just Creator;
Beneath this covert thou may'st safely lie.

by Francis Quarles Found in: Umbrellas Quotes,
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Life with Mary was like being in a telephone booth with an open umbrella no matter which way you turned, read more

Life with Mary was like being in a telephone booth with an open umbrella no matter which way you turned, you got it in the eye.

by Jean Kerr Found in: Umbrellas Quotes,
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