Sir Roger told them, with the air of a man who would not give his judgement rashly, that much might be said on both sides.joseph addison: 1711 In The Spectator, no.122, 20 Jul.
I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.1981True Stories,'Variation on the Word Sleep'.
Some thirty inches from my nose The frontier of my Person goes, And all the untilled air between Is private pagus or demesne. Stranger, unless with bedroom eyes I beckon you to fraternize, Beware of rudely crossing it: I have no gun, but I can spit.wystan hugh auden: 1966 'Prologue: The Birth of Architecture', postscript.
Musicians wrestle everywhere All dayamong the crowded air I hear the silver strife Andwakinglong before the morn Such transport breaks upon the town I think it that 'New Life!'Emily Elizabeth Dickinson: c.1860 Complete Poems, no.157 (first published1891).
I will not look upon the quickening sun, But straight her beauty to my sense shall run; The air shall note her soft, the fire most pure; Water suggest her clear, and the earth sure; Time shall not lose our passages.john donne: c.1595 Elegies, no.12,'His Parting from Her'.
The air isnot sofull of motes, of atoms, asthe church is of mercies.john donne: 1624 Sermons,'Christmas Day,1624'.
Because these wings are no longer wings to fly But merely vans to beat the air The air which is now thoroughly small and dry Smaller and dryer than the will.T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot: 1930 'Ash Wednesday'.
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscapes on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds.thomas gray: 1751Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, l.1-8.
Into my heart an air that kills From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those?A(lfred) E(dward) Housman: 1896 A Shropshire Lad, no.40.
A serious house on serious earth it is, In whose blent air all our compulsions meet, Are recognised, and robed as destinies.Philip Arthur Larkin: 1954 'Church Going'.
And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless.Philip Arthur Larkin: 1974 'High Windows'.
We'll all go together when we go, Every Hottentot and every Eskimo, When the air becomes uranious, We'll all go simultaneous, Yes, we'll all go together when we go.Tom (Thomas Andrew) Lehrer: 1953 'We'll All Go Together When We Go', satirical song.
The air moves like a river and carries the clouds with it; just as running water carries all the things that float upon it.Leonardo daVinci: Notebooks. Quoted in Vincent Cronin The Flowering of the Renaissance (1969).
I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: 1845 'The Arrow and the Song'.
Gentlemen know that fresh air should be kept in its proper placeout of doorsand that,God having given us indoors and out-of-doors, we should not attempt to do away with that distinction.Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay: 1926 Crewe Train, pt.1, ch.5.
Todayart is moving in a direction of which our fathers would never even have dreamed.We stand before the new pictures as in a dream and we hear the apocalyptic horsemen in the air.Franz Marc: 1912 Subscription prospectus of the Blaue Reiter Almanac, Jan.
For some time I watch the coming of the night Above is the glistening galaxy of childhood, now hidden in the Western world by air pollution and the glare of artificial light; for my children's children, the power, peace and healing of the night will be obliterated.Peter Matthiessen: 1978 Of the night sky in Nepal. The Snow Leopard,'Northward, October18'.
Away with systems! Away with a corrupt world! Let us breathe the air of the Enchanted island.Golden lie the meadows; golden run the streams; red gold is on the pine-stems. The sun's coming down to earth, and walks the fields and the waters. The sun is coming down to earth, and the fields and the waters shout to him golden shouts.George Meredith: 1859 The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, ch.19.
And filled the air with barbarous dissonance.john milton: 1634 Comus, A Mask, l.550.
Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.john milton: 1642 The Reason of Church Government, bk.2, introduction, 'Plans and Projects'.
This having learnt, thou hast attained the sum Of wisdom; hope no higher, though all the stars Thou knew'st by name, and all th'ethereal powers, All secrets of the deep, all nature's works, Or works of God in heav'n, air, earth, or sea, And all the riches of this world enjoy'dst, And all the rule, one empire; onlyadd Deeds to thy knowledge answerable, add faith, Add virtue, patience, temperance, add love, By name to come called charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A paradise within thee, happier far.john milton: 1665 Michael to Adam. Paradise Lost (published1667), bk.12, l.575-87.
Let them bestow on every airth a limb, Then open all my veins that I may swim To thee, my Maker, in that crimson lake; Then place my parboiled head upon a stake, Scatter my ashes, strew them in the air Lord! since thou knowest where all these atoms are, I'm hopeful thou'lt recover once my dust, And confident thou'lt raise me with the just.Montrose,James Graham, 1st Marquis of: 1650 'Lines Composed on the Eve of his Execution'.
The man lies late since he has lost his job, smokes on one elbow, letting his coughs fall thinly into an air too poor to rob.Edwin George Morgan: 1973 'Glasgow Sonnets, I'.
Outside the open window The morning air is all awash with angels.Richard Wilbur: 1956 Things ofThisWorld,'Love Calls Us to theThings ofThis World'.
The feelings withwhichwe facethisnewage of right and opportunity sweep across our heartstrings like some air out of God's own presence, where justice and mercyare reconciled, and the judge and the brother are one.(thomas) woodrow wilson: 1913 Inaugural address, 4 Mar.