“I'll have them fly to India for gold, / Ransack the ocean for orient pearl.”
“You scour the Bowery, ransack the Bronx,/ Through funeral parlors and honky-tonks./ From river to river you comb the town/ For a place to lay your family down.”
“It was almost like you died and everybody went into your house and just ransacked it and got everything they wanted. You're favorite this. You're favorite that. You just see it all disappear.”
“Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below”
“By going to the den of a lion pearls from the head of an elephant may be obtained; but by visiting the hole of a jackal nothing but the tail of a calf or a bit of the hide of an ass may found.”
“The countless gold of a merry heart,The rubies and pearls of a loving eye,The indolent never can bring to the mart,Nor the secret hoard up in his treasury.”
“And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.”
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