„Roll, years of promise, rapidly roll round,
Till not a slave shall on this earth be found.“

Poem
Kontext: Who but shall learn that freedom is the prize
Man still is bound to rescue or maintain;
That nature's God commands the slave to rise,
And on the oppressor's head to break the chain.
Roll, years of promise, rapidly roll round,
Till not a slave shall on this earth be found.

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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John Quincy Adams1
US-amerikanischer Politiker, sechster Präsident der Vereini… 1767 - 1848

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„Lovers come and go, the river roll, roll, roll.“

—  Robert Hunter American musician 1941 - 2019

"Brokedown Palace"
Song lyrics, American Beauty (1970)

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„Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me…“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, The Kick Inside (1978)

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„Roll up that map; it will not be wanted these ten years.“

—  William Pitt the Younger British politician 1759 - 1806

Upon seeing a map of Europe in January 1806 after hearing of the Battle of Austerlitz. Quoted in Stanhope, Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt https://archive.org/stream/lifeofwilliampit03stan/lifeofwilliampit03stan_djvu.txt. See also the Yale Book of Quotations.
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„Roll on, thou ball, roll on
Through pathless realms of space,
Roll on!“

—  W. S. Gilbert English librettist of the Gilbert & Sullivan duo 1836 - 1911

To the Terrestrial Globe.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„I'm a ROLLS-ROYCE! A MAN-EATING ROLLS-ROYCE!“

—  Taubie Kushlick South African actor and director 1910 - 1991

Sunday Times interview (1980s)

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„Beauty is a fading flower,
Truth is but a wizard's tower,
Where a solemn death-bell tolls,
And a forest round it rolls.“

—  Alfred Noyes English poet 1880 - 1958

Epilogue
The Flower of Old Japan and Other Poems (1907), The Flower of Old Japan

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„Roll, roll, roll a joint, twist it at the ends [pause] Light it up and take a puff and pass it to your friends.“

—  Tré Cool Drummer, punk rock musician 1972

Sang to the tune of Row Your Boat Bullet in a Bible (2005) (on the tour bus).

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„A spring rich and strange,
Shall make the winds blow
Round and round,
Thro’ and thro’,
Here and there,
Till the air
And the ground
Shall be fill’d with life anew.“

—  Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892

Nothing Will Die (1830)
Kontext: Nothing will die;
All things will change
Thro’ eternity.
‘Tis the world’s winter;
Autumn and summer
Are gone long ago;
Earth is dry to the centre,
But spring, a new comer,
A spring rich and strange,
Shall make the winds blow
Round and round,
Thro’ and thro’,
Here and there,
Till the air
And the ground
Shall be fill’d with life anew.

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„Wheels on fire, rolling down the road, best notify my next of kin, this wheel shall explode!“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, The Basement Tapes (1975), This Wheel's on Fire (recorded in 1967)

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„I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.“

—  T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915)
Quelle: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Other Poems
Kontext: I grow old … I grow old...
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

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„And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls,
Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.“

—  Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852

Oh Breathe Not His Name, st. 1.
Irish Melodies http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/moore.html (1807–1834)

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