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  • Then restored I my sermon notes, reburnished and repaired, to the trusty keeping of my well-worn valise, settling myself for one of those delicious baths of thought to be truly enjoyed only on the farther side of toil.

    St. Cuthbert's

  • She wanted to drive him down herself, and let him see the reburnished temple alone.

    Other Main-Travelled Roads

  • Each cell of the brain is reburnished and refreshened; all the ashes or waste from the combustion of the tissues is washed out into the blood stream, pumped to the lungs, and thrown out in the breath; and the body is returned in the morning as fresh and good as new.

    Pushing to the Front

  • The great sun appears to have been reburnished, and there is something in his first glance above the eastern hills, and the way his eye-beams dart right and left and smite the rugged mountains into gold, that quickens the pulse and inspires the heart.

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers


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  • Poet Laureate Andrew Motion on Something Understood, 21st December 2008. I admit I rolled my eyes a little!

    December 22, 2008