"Up with the lark, hymns and portions of Scripture had to be learned by heart
till 8 o'clock, when there were family-prayers, then breakfast, which I was never able to enjoy, partly from the fast already undergone, and partly from the outlook I dreaded.
These are the things that make the gamut of joy in landscape to midland-bred souls--the things they toddled among, or perhaps learned by heart
standing between their father's knees while he drove leisurely.
"As for you, mother, I don't dare to speak," he went on, as though repeating a lesson learned by heart
. "It is only to-day that I have been able to realise a little how distressed you must have been here yesterday, waiting for me to come back."
It did occur to him that he could perhaps get some help by praying for it; but as the prayers he said every evening were forms learned by heart
, he rather shrank from the novelty and irregularity of introducing an extempore passage on a topic of petition for which he was not aware of any precedent.
Generally it is the custom for the speech at a veselija to be taken out of one of the books and learned by heart
; but in his youthful days Dede Antanas used to be a scholar, and really make up all the love letters of his friends.
Thousands of people earn their living from crafts they had learned by heart
from their ancestors.
"I used to memorise everything I learned by heart
. The military is very physical so it was easy to hide.
For individuals, a poem learned by heart
could be a lifeline - to grapple with overwhelming emotion or preserve sanity amid the brutalities of prison and warfare.
Once, I wanted to get even and so I inflicted the Dewey Decimal System that I had learned by heart
upon an unsuspecting classmate.
Through trying and failing, the confidence of the learners may be destroyed, or they may be reduced to the level of parrots, mouthing lines learned by heart
for an audience without regard to what they actually mean.
Usually in Eid children walk to neighbors and congratulate them by special rhymes called 'Zharapazan aitu' which they learned by heart
"This child who came here should become a good Qari (one who has learned by heart
the holy book) and Islamic scholar.
Britain's Guardian newspaper later spoke to the child, who told it she had learned by heart
the contents of a letter, in Spanish and English.
IT was a poem we learned by heart
as children, one that was stirring and tragic.
Industrial Workers of the World singer Joe Hill once said, "A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once, but a song is learned by heart
and repeated over and over." We would do well to add If I Had a Hammer to our political playlists and to learn from David Rovics' songs generally as we build our movements to bring about social change.