I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under, And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder.
O lyric Love, half angel and half bird; And all a wonder and a wild desire, Boldest of hearts that ever braved the sun, Took sanctuary within the holier blue, And sang a kindred soul out to his face, Yet human at the red-ripe of the heart; When the first summons from the darkling earth Reached thee amid thy chambers, blanched their blue, And bared them of the glory to drop down, To toil for man, to suffer or to die, This is the same voice: can thy soul know change? Hail then, and hearken from the realms of help!Robert Browning
Hail to the Chief who in honour advances! Honoured and bless'd be the evergreen Pine!1810 The Lady of the Lake, canto 2, stanza19,'Boat Song'.
Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.1932 Endof theolder waiter's'nada'prayer. Winner TakeNothing, 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place'.
Hail, Sphinx: salutation from Julius Caesar! I have wandered in many lands, seeking the lost regions from which my birth into this world exiled me, and the company of creatures such as I myself. I have found flocks and pastures, men and cities, but no other Caesar, no air native to me, no man kindred to me, none who can do my day's deed, and think my night's thought.George Bernard Shaw
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou amongst woman, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners- Who: Fredo CorleoneNote: Fredo had believed that saying a Hail Mary helps catch fish. While fishing with Al Neri, he is shot while saying it on Michael's orders.
Ceres: Hail, many-coloured messenger, that ne'er Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flow'rs Diffusest honey drops, refreshing show'rs; And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown My bosky acres and my unshrubb'd down, Rich scarf to my proud earth; why hath thy Queen Summon'd me hither to this short-grass'd green? Iris: A contract of true love to celebrate, And some donation freely to estate On the blest lovers.Scene i
Today there is a wide measure of agreement, which on the physical side of science approaches almost to unanimity, that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears as an accidental intruder into the realm of matter; we are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to Hail it as a creator and governor of the realm of matter...james jeans
Cease, cease, wayward Mortal! I dare not unveil The shadows that float o’er Eternity’s vale; Nought waits for the good but a spirit of Love, That will Hail their blest advent to regions above. For Love, Mortal, gleams through the gloom of my sway, And the shades which surround me fly fast at its ray.Percy Bysshe Shelley
I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. From my wings are shaken the dews that waken The sweet buds every one, When rocked to rest on their mother's breast, As she dances about the sun. I wield the flail of the lashing Hail, And whiten the green plains under, And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Merlin in our time Hath spoken also, not in jest , and sworn Though men may wound him that he will not die , But pass, again to come; and then or now Utterly smite the heathen underfoot, Till these and all men Hail him for their king.Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in Idylls of the King, The Coming of Arthur
"Niagara! wonder of this western world, And half the world beside! Hail, beauteous queen Of cataracts!" An angel who had been O'er heaven and earth, spoke thus, his bright wings furled, And knelt to Nature first, on this wild cliff unseen.Maria Brooks, "To Niagara"; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 554.
At the Captain's mess, in the Banquet-hall, Sat feasting the officers, one and all Like a sabre-blow, like the swing of a sail, One raised his glass, held high to Hail, Sharp snapped like the stroke of a rudder's play, Spoke three words only: "To the day!"Ernest Lissauer, Hassgesang gegen England (Song of Hate against England). Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 841-60.
Thrilled ye ever with the story How on stricken fields of glory Men have stood beneath the murderous iron Hail!Henry Morford, Coming of the Bagpipes to Lucknow. Poem on same story written by R. T. S. Lowell and Alexander Maclagan.
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