The anchor is an emblem
of hope, but a foul anchor is worse than the most fallacious of false hopes that ever lured men or nations into a sense of security.
Beyond this universality of the symbolic language, we are apprised of the divineness of this superior use of things, whereby the world is a temple whose walls are covered with emblems, pictures, and commandments of the Deity,--in this, that there is no fact in nature which does not carry the whole sense of nature; and the distinctions which we make in events and in affairs, of low and high, honest and base, disappear when nature is used as a symbol.
The fate of the poor shepherd, who, blinded and lost in the snow-storm, perishes in a drift within a few feet of his cottage door, is an emblem of the state of man.
But, in the milder moments of their plaint, these emblems
of purity and sweetness were cast back to their places, with every sign of tenderness and regret.
With what fairer and nobler emblem
could any man desire to shadow forth his character?
The mother herself -- as if the red ignominy were so deeply scorched into her brain that all her conceptions assumed its form -- had carefully wrought out the similitude, lavishing many hours of morbid ingenuity to create an analogy between the object of her affection and the emblem
of her guilt and torture.
when I think of all this; only half-suspected, not so keenly known to me before --and how for forty years I have fed upon dry salted fare -- fit emblem
of the dry nourishment of my soul --when the poorest landsman has had fresh fruit to his daily hand, and broken the world's fresh bread to my mouldy crusts --away, whole oceans away, from that young girl-wife I wedded past fifty, and sailed for Cape Horn the next day, leaving but one dent in my marriage pillow --wife?
To this distressful emblem
of a great distress that had long been growing worse, and was not at its worst, a woman was kneeling.
The chase is the emblem
of war; it has stratagems, wiles, and crafty devices for overcoming the enemy in safety; in it extreme cold and intolerable heat have to be borne, indolence and sleep are despised, the bodily powers are invigorated, the limbs of him who engages in it are made supple, and, in a word, it is a pursuit which may be followed without injury to anyone and with enjoyment to many; and the best of it is, it is not for everybody, as field-sports of other sorts are, except hawking, which also is only for kings and great lords.
The youth felt the old thrill at the sight of the emblem
It looks, and is, as evanescent as a dream; and yet, in its rustic network of boughs, it has somehow enclosed a hint of spiritual beauty, and has become a true emblem
of the subtile and ethereal mind that planned it.
The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (BOCOG) unveiled the official emblems
of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 at a ceremony at the National Aquatics Centre in the Chinese capital, Olympic press service said.
The UAE emblem
is similar to the coats of arms and emblems
of other Arab states.
Much revised and extended forms of 17 papers presented to a December 2015 conference in MAaAeAeAEnster, Germany explore emblems
boo in which the visual image belongs to the realm of nature--mostly animals but also plants, celestial objects, and other natural phenomena--from about 1530 to about 1700.
One was to let the new commands have new emblems
, since they were not redesignations of the old commands whose emblems
they got, but brand new commands with no previous heritage.