Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains; They crown'd him long ago On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds, With a diadem of snow.
How vainly men themselves amaze To win the palm, the oak, or bays; And their uncessant labours see Crown'd from some single herb or tree. Whose short and narrow verged shade Does prudently their toils upbraid; While all flow'rs and all trees do close To weave the garlands of repose.Andrew Marvell
A love still burning upward, giving light To read those laws; an accent very low In blandishment, but a most silver flow Of subtle-paced counsel in distress. Right to the heart and brain, tho' undescried, Winning its way with extreme gentleness Thro' all the outworks of suspicious pride; A courage to endure and to obey: A hate of gossip parlance and of sway, Crown'd Isabel, thro' all her placid life, The queen of marriage, a most perfect wife.
Fortune in men has some small diff'rence made, One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade; The cobbler apron'd, and the parson gown'd, The friar hooded, and the monarch Crown'd.Alexander Pope
He was not born to shame: Upon his brow shame was asham'd to sit; For 'tis a throne where honour may be Crown'd Sole monarch of the universal earth.william shakespeare
How the Doctor's brow should smile, Crown'd with wreaths of camomile.thomas moore
Our dearest hopes in pangs are born, The kingliest Kings are Crown'd with thorn.gerald massey
Where drooping lotos-flowers, distilling balm, Dream by the drowsy streamlets sleep hath Crown'd, While Care forgets to sigh, and Peace hath balsamed Pain.