Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.
He's arm'd without that's innocent within;
Be this thy Screen, and this thy Wall of Brass.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor, who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful.
Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.
In 'thinking up' music I usually have some kind of a brass band with wings on it in back of my mind.
Titles of honour are like the impressions on coin; — which add no value to gold and silver, but only render brass current.
Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by going farther.
One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel, and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn. Do you call that Art?
You look like gold. I've been fooled before, but now I know I've made the mistake in the past. But now I, now I know the difference from gold and brass.
His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.
Swirls of antique stained glass, blazes of brass, forests of carved wood and waterfalls of crystal combine to make up the city's most fabulously festive interior.
If you pinch the sea of its liberty, though it be walls of stone or brass, it will beat them down.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.
Birth, and copulation, and death; that's all the facts when you come to brass tacks.
Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,
But bad mortality o'ersways their power,
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?
Brass, stay down all summer.
Inspire the Vocal Brass, Inspire;
The World is past its Infant Age:
Arms and Honour,
Arms and Honour,
Set the Martial Mind on Fire,
And kindle Manly Rage.
Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit;
But life, being weary of these worldly bars,
Never lacks power to dismiss itself.
In India, 'cold weather' is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.