Thou art a beaten dog beneath the hail, A swollen magpie in a fitful sun, Half black half white Nor knowst'ou wing from tail Pull down thy vanity.Ezra Loomis Pound: 1948 The Pisan Cantos, no.81.
Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant! Hail Caesar, we who are about to die salute you!Traditional formula for gladiators saluting the emperor. One source for the expression is Suetonius Claudius 21:'Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant', ('Hail Emperor, we salute you, we who are about to die!').
Hail fellow, well met, All dirty and wet: Find out, if you can, Who's master, who's man.jonathan swift: 1728 'My Lady's Lamentation', l.171.
Hail Mary, quite contrary!(Henry) Graham Greene: 1958 Our Man in Havana, pt.1, ch.2.
Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.Ernest Millar Hemingway: 1932 Endof theolder waiter's'nada'prayer. Winner TakeNothing, 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place'.
Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: hethat believeth shall not make haste.Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.Bible (Old Testament): Isaiah 28:16-17.
Hail to the Chief who in honour advances! Honoured and bless'd be the evergreen Pine!Sir Walter Scott: 1810 The Lady of the Lake, canto 2, stanza19,'Boat Song'.
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: 1819 'The Cloud'.
'O, pa!' he cried.'Don't beat me, pa! And I'llI'll saya Hail Mary for you I'll saya Hail Mary for you, pa, if you don't beat me.'James Augustine Aloysius Joyce: 1914 Dubliners,'Counterparts'.
All my house, But now, steamed like a bath with her thick breath. A lawyer could not have been heard; nor scarce Another woman, such a hail of words She has let fall.Ben Jonson: 1609 Of Lady Politic Would-be. Volpone, act 3, sc.5.
I am going a long way With these thou se'stif indeed I go (For all my mind is clouded with a doubt) To the island-valley of Avilion; Where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow, Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies Deep-meadowed, happy, fair with orchard lawns And bowery hollows crowed with summer sea, Where I will heal me of my grievous wound.Tennyson: 1869 Idylls of the King,'The Passing of Arthur', l.424-32.
Hail, hieroglyphic State machine,Contrived to punish fancy in;Men that are men in thee can feel no pain,And all thy insignificance disdain!Daniel Defoe: Hymn to the Pillory (1703).
You hail from Dream-land, Dragon-fly?A stranger hither? So am I,And (sooth to say) I wonder whyWe either of us came!To a Dragon-fly, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Let others hail the rising sun:I bow to that whose course is run.David Garrick: On the Death of Mr. Pelham. Compare: "Pompey bade Sylla recollect that more worshipped the rising than the setting sun", Plutarch, Life of Pompey.
Senators say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets. The fear that those children who survived the massacre must feel every time they remember their teachers stacking them into closets and bathrooms, whispering that they loved them, so that love would be the last thing the students heard if the gunman found them. On Wednesday, a minority of senators gave into fear and blocked common-sense legislation that would have made it harder for criminals and people with dangerous mental illnesses to get hold of deadly firearms — a bill that could prevent future tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., Blacksburg, Va., and too many communities to count.gabrielle giffords: A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip. The New York Times (April 17, 2013). Retrieved on 2013-04-18.
The big, shoe-thumping fellow continues as a dark thunderhead to threaten all unrepentant non-Communists with hail and thunder.dag hammarskjöld: On Nikita Kruschev, in a letter to a friend, as quoted in Hammarskjöld (1972) by Brian Urquhart
Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.ernest hemingway: The old waiter of "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" in Winner Take Nothing (1932)
Hail, Columbia! happy land!Hail, ye heroes! heaven-born band!Who fought and bled in Freedom’s cause,Who fought and bled in Freedom’s cause,And when the storm of war was gone,Enjoyed the peace your valor won.Let independence be our boast,Ever mindful what it cost;Ever grateful for the prize,Let its altar reach the skies!Hail, Columbia! (1798).
We love the kindly wind and hail, The jolly thunderbolt, We watch in glee the fairy trail Of ampere, watt, and volt.Ogden Nash, Many Long Years Ago, (1945), "A Watched Example Never Boils".
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: p. 137, 1937 ed.
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
All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come To answer thy best pleasure; be't to fly, To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride On the curl'd clouds. To thy strong bidding task Ariel, and all his quality.Ariel, scene ii
First Witch: All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! Second Witch: All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! Third Witch: All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter.Scene III
Farewell, happy fields, Where joy for ever dwells! Hail, horrors! hail, Infernal world! and thou, profoundest Hell, Receive thy new possessor one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. What matter where, if I be still the same, And what I should be, all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater? Here at least We shall be free; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and in my choice to reign is worth ambition though in Hell: Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.Book I, lines 258-63; Neil Gaiman in The San∂man: Season of Mists has the character "Lucifer" comment on the famous last line of this statement: "We didn't say it. Milton said it. And he was blind."
Then too when angel voices sung The mercy of their God , and strung Their harps to hail, with welcome sweet, That moment watched for by all eyes .Thomas Moore, Loves of the Angels, Third Angel's Story