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Emily Dickinson :
"Faith" is a fine invention When Gentlemen can see— But Microscopes are prudent In an Emergency.
[Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. repr. in The Complete Poems, no. 185, Harvard variorum edition (1955). "Faith" Is a Fine Invention (written c. 1860, published 1891).]
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Emily Dickinson :
"Faith" is a fine invention When Gentleman can see— But Microscopes are prudent In an Emergency.
[Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. The Complete Poems, no. 185 (1955).]
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Phillip Ragan :
A great pastor is like a spiritual doctor. He is compelled to check on the spiritual health of others. If someone new walks into the Church he will check that they have all of their Faith in The Lord Jesus Christ and are saved. If they are not, he will work towards presenting to that person The Gospel as though it was a medical emergency.
[Phillip Ragan]
Anne Sexton :
And I. I too. Quite collected at cocktail parties, meanwhile in my head I'm undergoing open-heart surgery.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Red Riding Hood."]
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Geoffrey Chaucer :
With us ther was a doctour of phisik; In al this world ne was ther noon hym lik, To speke of phisik and of a surgerye, For he was grounded in astronomye.
[Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. General Prologue (l. 413-416). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).]
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Emily Dickinson :
But Microscopes are prudent In an Emergency.
[Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. "Faith" is a fine invention (l. 3-4). CP-Di. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.]
Mary Roberts Rinehart :
There were times when I felt that I could bear no more. It was the Emergency Ward which almost broke me. I stood one night beside a man who had been caught in a flywheel, and whose body felt like jelly. I wanted him to die quickly, not to go on breathing. Oh, stop breathing. I can't stand it. Die and stop suffering. I can't stand it. I can't.
[Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958), U.S. novelist. My Story, ch. 12 (1931). On her experience as a nursing student, c. 1900.]
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R.R Palmer :
It is obvious that the French Revolution was a vaster and more profound social upheaval, involving more violent conflict between classes, more radical reorganization of government and society, more far-reaching redefinition of marriage, property, and civil law as well as of organs of public authority, more redistribution of wealth and income, more fears on the part of the rich and more demands from the poor, more sensational repercussions in other countries, more crises of counterrevolution, war, and invasion, and more drastic or emergency measures, as in the Reign of Terror. From very early in the French Revolution the American Revo lution came to seem very moderate. Thomas Jefferson, who was then in France, feared that the French were going to dangerous extremes as early as June 1789.
[R.R. Palmer (b. 1904), U.S. historian, educator. "The Revolution," Comparative Approach to American History, ed. C. Vann Woodward, Basic Books (1968).]
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for the State of Massachusetts :
President Lowell of Harvard appealed to students 'to prepare themselves for such services as the Governor may call upon them to render.' Dean Greenough organized an 'emergency committee,' and Coach Fisher was reported by the press as having declared, 'To hell with football if men are needed.'
[For the State of Massachusetts, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Massachusetts: A Guide to Its Places and People (The WPA Guide to Massachusetts), p. 73, in "Labor," Houghton Mifflin (1937). During the 1919 Boston police strike.]
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Jean Baudrillard :
Neither dead nor alive, the hostage is suspended by an incalculable outcome. It is not his destiny that awaits for him, nor his own death, but anonymous chance, which can only seem to him something absolutely arbitrary.... He is in a state of radical emergency, of virtual extermination.
[Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Figures of the Transpolitical," Fatal Strategies (1983, trans. 1990).]
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