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- Nance sees into the heart of the Land as if it were a split reed.
- Those tall flowering-reeds which stand,
In Arno like a sheaf of sceptres, left
By some remote dynasty of dead gods.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (1856), Book VII, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 660.
- Where there are no reeds, it is the worst of all poverty.
- Conceived by no father, conceived by no mother, the reed came out of the breast of the storm.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Reed.|