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Blacksmith Quotes



I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus,
The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool.

  • William Shakespeare , King John (1598), Act IV, scene 2, line 193.


"Of the four elements, air, earth, water, and fire
man stole only one from the gods. Fire. And
with it, man forged his will upon the world."



  • And the smith his iron measures hammered to the anvil's chime;
    Thanking God, whose boundless wisdom makes the flowers of poesy bloom
    In the forge's dust and cinders, in the tissues of the loom.
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Nuremberg , line 34.


  • Under a spreading chestnut tree
    The village smithy stands:
    The smith, a mighty man is he,
    With large and sinewy hands;
    And the muscles of his brawny arms
    Are strong as iron bands.



"The Armourers accomplishing the knights,
With busy hammers closing rivets up,
Give dreadful note of preparation."



The Smith also sitting by the anvil,
And considering the iron work,
The vapour of the fire wasteth his flesh,
And he fighteth with the heat of the furnace;
The noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears,
And his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh;
He setteth his mind to finish his work,
And watcheth to polish it perfetly:





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