'When you say ''hill'', 'the Queen interrupted, 'I could show you hills, in comparison with which you'd call that a valley.' 'No, I shouldn't,' said Alice, surprised into contradicting her at last: 'a hill can't be a valley, you know. That would be nonsense.' The Red Queen shook her head.'You may call it ''nonsense'' if you like,' she said,'but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!'
All day the head had been barely supportable but at evening a breeze arose in the West, blowing from the heart of the setting sun and from the ocean, which lay unseen, unheard behind the scrubby foothills. It shook the rusty fringes of palm-leaf and swelled the dry sounds of summer, the frog-voices, the grating cicadas, and the ever present pulse of music from the neighbouring native huts.evelyn waugh
Do you know out of what the German Empire arose? Out of dreams, songs, fantasies and black-red-gold ribbons? Bismarck merely shook the tree that fantasies had planted.theodor herzl
The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out like shining from shook foil? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wearsman'ssmudgeand sharesman'ssmell: thesoil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.gerard manley hopkins
You have shook hands with Reputation And made him invisible.john webster
He weren't no saint—but at jedgmentI'd run my chance with Jim.'Longside of some pious gentlemenThat wouldn't shook hands with him.He seen his duty, a dead-sure thing—And went for it thar and then;And Christ ain't a-going to be too hardOn a man that died for men.john hay
The solitary monk who shook the worldFrom pagan slumber, when the gospel trumpThundered its challenge from his dauntless lipsIn peals of truth.robert montgomery
Sister, look ye, How, by a new creation of my tailor's I've shook off old mortality.
He hath shook hands with time.
Is there no hope? the sick man said; The silent doctor shook his head.john gay
Mole stood still a moment, held in thought. As one wakened suddenly from a beautiful dream, who struggles to recall it, and can re-capture nothing but a dim sense of the beauty of it, the beauty! Till that, too, fades away in its turn, and the dreamer bitterly accepts the hard, cold waking and all its penalties; so Mole, after struggling with his memory for a brief space, shook his head sadly and followed the Rat.Kenneth Grahame
Truth like a torch, the more 'tis shook, it shines.
He were n't no saint but at jedgment I'd run my chance with Jim. 'Longside of some pious gentlemen That wouldn't shook hands with him. He seen his duty, a dead-sure thing And went for it thar and then; And Christ ain't a-going to be too hard On a man that died for men.john hay
There she shook The holy water from her heavenly eyes, And clamour moisten'd.william shakespeare
Island of bliss! amid the subject Seas, That thunder round thy rocky coasts, set up, At once the wonder, terror, and delight Of distant nations; whose remotest shore Can soon be shaken by thy naval arm; Not to be shook thyself, but all assaults Baffling, like thy hoar cliffs the loud sea-wave.james thomson
"Is there no hope?" the sick man said, the silent doctor shook his head. And took his leave with signs of sorrow, despairing of his fee to-morrow.john gay
Fires that shook me once, but now to silent ashes fall'n away. Cold upon the dead volcano sleeps the gleam of dying day.
Black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart.john milton
And, like a dew-drop from the lion's mane, Be shook to airy air.
I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim , each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory .” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
His frown was full of terror, and his voice shook the delinquent with such fits of awe As left him not, till penitence had won Lost favor back again, and clos'd the breach.william cowper
Then from the neighboring thicket the mocking-bird, wildest of singers, Swinging aloft on a willow spray that hung o'er the water, shook from his little throat such floods of delirious music, That the whole air and the woods and the waves seemed silent to listen.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Here hyacinths of heavenly blue shook their rich tresses to the morn.james montgomery
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