The bourgeois effaces the knight; the Italian of the Renaissance has broken the leading strings of mystical romance.
But taking the Dean would be to put himself into the Dean's leading strings.
Word went forth that he had cut his leading strings to city politics.
Yes, Regine, the day has gone by when we can keep the children in leading strings.
But rapidly it became obvious that the provinces united had become too important to be held in leading strings.
Those who had been kept in leading strings by Spain were now left to their own devices.
Another century elapsed before the muse of the Hebrew drama escaped from leading strings.
We feel that our Italian poet has cast loose his leading strings and is revealing new glimpses through the classic form.
As long as he lived and held them in leading strings, all went well.
Tumbles there might be ahead, but the day of leading strings was finally left behind.