Careful Words

tower (n.)

tower (v.)

Age shakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon.

Lord Byron 1788-1824: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto ii. Stanza 88.

The moon had climb'd the highest hill

Which rises o'er the source of Dee,

And from the eastern summit shed

Her silver light on tower and tree.

John Lowe (1750-1798): Mary's Dream.

I sing New England, as she lights her fire

In every Prairie's midst; and where the bright

Enchanting stars shine pure through Southern night,

She still is there, the guardian on the tower,

To open for the world a purer hour.

William Ellery Channing (1817-1901): New England.

  Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it.

New Testament: Luke xiv. 28.

The king's name is a tower of strength.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.

That tower of strength

Which stood four-square to all the winds that blew.

Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892): Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. Stanza 4.