Careful Words

attention (n.)

attention (v.)

attention (adj.)

The tongues of dying men

Enforce attention like deep harmony.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Richard II. Act ii. Sc. 1.

With grave

Aspect he rose, and in his rising seem'd

A pillar of state; deep on his front engraven

Deliberation sat, and public care;

And princely counsel in his face yet shone,

Majestic though in ruin: sage he stood,

With Atlantean shoulders, fit to bear

The weight of mightiest monarchies; his look

Drew audience and attention still as night

Or summer's noontide air.

John Milton (1608-1674): Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 300.