Bax, who had inspired him to write three of the most superb lines in English literature, an invocation
to the Deity.
I fancy, also, that I must by this time have read the Odyssey, for the "Battle of the Frogs and Mice" was in the second volume, and it took me so much that I paid it the tribute of a bald imitation in a mock-heroic epic of a cat fight, studied from the cat fights in our back yard, with the wonted invocation
to the Muse, and the machinery of partisan gods and goddesses.
Then the priestess, standing above him, began reciting what Tarzan took to be an invocation
, the while she slowly raised her thin, sharp knife aloft.
The Figure, in an attitude of invocation
, raised its hand and said:
The poem closes with an invocation
of the Muses to sing of the `tribe of women'.
said the man, whistling the sailor's invocation
to the wind softly between his teeth.
Lord Shaftesbury observes, that nothing is more cold than the invocation
of a muse by a modern; he might have added, that nothing can be more absurd.
Among the more than 150 invocations
in the last five years, almost all were given by ordained Christian clergy.
In March 2013, three Rowan County residents, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit, objecting to the invocations
Ancient Sufi Invocations
& Forgotten Songs from Aleppo
Of the 2,412 people who responded, 67% said, "Yes, atheists should be allowed to give invocations
before government meetings.
Town supervisor William Reilich said Monday a variety of views have been represented during invocations
, citing the instance of a pagan Wiccan for one.