Death must obliterate all memories and affections and ideas and laws, or the awakening in the next world will be amid the welcomes, and loves and raptures of those who left us with tearful farewells, and with dying promises that they would wait to welcomes us when we should arrive. And so they do. Not sorrowfully, not anxiously, but lovingly, they wait to bid us welcome.
"Now, Halford, I bid you adieu for the present. This is the first instalment of my debt. If the coin suits you, tell me so, and I'll send you the rest of my leisure: if you would rather remain my creditor than stuff your purse with such ungainly heavy pieces — tell me still, and I'll pardon your bad taste, and willingly keep the treasure to myself."anne brontë
O golden Silence, bid our souls be still,And on the foolish fretting of our careLay thy soft touch of healing unaware!julia caroline dorr
To the guests that must go, bid God's speed and brush away all traces of their steps.rabindranath tagore
I am a woman therefore I may not Call to him, cry to him, Fly to him, bid him delay not.richard watson gilder
If my best wines mislike thy taste,And my best service win thy frown,Then tarry not, I bid thee haste;There's many another Inn in town.thomas bailey aldrich
When I can read my title clear To mansions in the skies, I'll bid farewell to every fear, And wipe my weeping eyes.Isaac Watts
Soul of the age! The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage! My Shakespeare , rise; I will not lodge thee by Chaucer or Spenser , or bid Beaumont lie A little further, to make thee a room; Thou art a monument, without a tomb, And art alive still, while thy book doth live, And we have wits to read , and praise to give .Ben Jonson
I can scarcely bid you good-bye, even in a letter. I always made an awkward bow. God bless you!john keats
The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter, but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!William Pitt the Elder
Th' an'am an Dhia, but there it is The dawn on the hills of Ireland. God's angels lifting the night's black veil From the fair sweet face of my sireland! O Ireland, isn't it grand, you look Like a bride in her rich adornin', And with all the pent up love of my heart I bid you the top of the morning.john locke
But in vain did she conjure him To depart her presence so, Having a thousand tongues t'allure him, And but one to bid him go.Sir Walter Raleigh
I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it's birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs; But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.William Butler Yeats
And bid the devil take the hin'most.
I'll speak to it though Hell itself should gape And bid me hold my peace.
Go, bid the soldiers shoot.
Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies, The tufted crow-toe, and pale gessamine, The white pink, and the pansy freaked with jet, The glowing violet, The musk-rose, and the well attir'd woodbine, With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears: bid amaranthus all his beauty shed, And daffadillies fill their cups with tears, To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.john milton