Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedesbeforeus.It eludedusthen, but that's no matterto-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms further And one fine morning So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.F(rancis) Scott Key Fitzgerald: 1925 The Great Gatsby, ch.9.
Beneath the strain of expectation even the little iced sugar cakes upon the tea-table looked green with worry.(ArthurAnnesley) Ronald Firbank: 1923 The Flower Beneath the Foot, ch.3.
Fair and fair, and twice so fair, As fair as any may be; The fairest shepherd on our green, A love for any lady.George Peele: 1584 TheArraignment of Paris, act1, sc.5.
'A chilli,'said Rebecca, gasping,'Oh, yes!' She thought a chilli wassomething cool, asitsname imported, and was served with some.'How fresh and green they look,'she said, and put one into her mouth. It was hotter than the curry; flesh and blood could bear it no longer. She laid down her fork.'Water, for Heaven's sake, water!'she cried.william makepeace thackeray: 1847-8 Vanity Fair, ch.3
She wore a frock of frolic green.Michael Drayton: 1593 Idea, the Shepherd's Garland,'The Eighth Eclogue'.
And in the warm hedge grew lush eglantine, Green cowbind and the moonlight-coloured may.Percy Bysshe Shelley: 1822 'The Question', stanza 3.
But now my task is smoothly done, I can fly, or I can run Quickly to the green earth's end, Where the bow'd welkin slow doth bend, And from thence can soar as soon To the corners of the Moon.john milton: 1634 Comus, A Mask, l.1011-16.
We will watch the sun set againmany times, and perhaps we'll see the Emerald Drop, the green flash that brings good fortune.Jean pseudonym of Ellen Gwendolen Rees Williams Rhys: 1966 Wide Sargasso Sea, pt.2.
Verde que te quiero verde. Verde viento.Verdes ramas. El barco sobre la mar y el caballo en la montan a. Green how I love you green. Green wind.Green boughs. The ship on the sea and the horse on the mountain.Federico Garc| a Lorca: 1924-7 Romance sona mbulo.
The dusty catastrophe of Asia.Green only on the banner of the Prophet. Nothing grows here except mustaches.Ioseph Brodsky: 1986 Less Than One,'Flight From Byzantium'.