Fail Me Again And You'll Breakfast On Burning Coals!
Fail me again and you'll breakfast on burning coals!
Have you found your life distasteful? My life did, and does, smack sweet.
Was your youth of pleasure wasteful? Mine I saved and hold complete....
He who walks on burning coals is sure to get burned. -- Sinbad
Lovejoy: I know one of you is responsible for this.
So repeat after me: If I withhold the truth, may I go straight to Hell where I will eat nought but burning hot coals and drink naught but burning hot cola -- [all the kids recite in unison] Ralph...
And when with envy Time, transported, Shall think to rob us of our joys, You 'll in your girls again be courted, And I 'll go wooing in my boys.
-- Thomas Percy (1728-1811) -- Winifreda (1720)...
If you fail to plan, plan to fail.
I 'll give you leave to call me anything, if you don't call me "spade.
-- Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) -- Polite Conversation, Dialogue ii...
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.
The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable....
Macb. If we should fail? Lady M. We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we 'll not fail.
-- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Macbeth -- Act i, Sc. 7...
If at first you don't succeed, try again - if you still fail, give up - no sense being a damn fool about it.
-- W.C. Field...