The Spanish voyager, as his caravel ploughed the adjacent seas, might give full scope to his imagination, and dream that beyond the long, low margin of forest which bounded his horizon lay hid a rich harvest for some future conqueror; perhaps a second Mexico with its royal palace and sacred pyramids, or another Cuzco with its temple of the Sun, encircled with a frieze of gold. Haunted by such visions, the ocean chivalry of Spain could not long stand idle.francis parkman
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.Bible (Old Testament)
Busy old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains, call on us? Must to thy motions lovers'seasons run? Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide Late schoolboys, and sour prentices, Go tell court-huntsmen that the King will ride, Call countryants to harvest offices; Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.john donne
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.Douglas William Jerrold
Who, of men, can tell That flowers would bloom, or that green fruit would swell To melting pulp, that fish would have bright mail, The earth its dower of river, wood, and vale, The meadows runnels, runnels pebble-stones, The seed its harvest, or the lute its tones, Tones ravishment, or ravishment its sweet, If human souls did never kiss and greet?john keats
The man who seeks one thing in life and but oneMay hope to achieve it before life is done;But he who seeks all things, wherever he goesOnly reaps from the hopes which around him he sowsA harvest of barren regrets.robert bulwer-lytton
By putting the means of production into the hands of the masses but withholding from those same masses any ownership over the product of their work, Web 2.0 provides an incredibly efficient mechanism to harvest the economic value of the free labor provided by the very, very many and concentrate it into the hands of the very, very few.nicholas g. carr
And the ripe harvest of the new-mown hayGives it a sweet and wholesome odour.Colley Cibber
Nature herself in times of great poverty or bad climatic conditions, as well as poor harvest, intervenes to restrict the increase of population of certain countries or races; this, to be sure, by a method as wise as it is ruthless.thomas malthus
The young nobles, of whom there were many, were volunteers, who had paid their own expenses in expectation of a golden harvest, and they chafed in impatience and disgust. The religious element in the colony—unlike the former Huguenot emigration to Brazil--was evidently subordinate. The adventurers thought more of their fortunes than of their faith.francis parkman
Despite declining catches, New England fishermen continue to receive state and federal tax incentives that encourage them in some cases all but compel them to acquire bigger boats and to harvest the seas more intensively. Today the fishermen of Massachusetts are reduced to fishing the hideous hagfish, for which there is a slight market in the Far East, but even their numbers are now falling.Bill Bryson
A harvest mouse goes scampering by, With silver claws and silver eye; And moveless fish in the water gleam, By silver reeds in a silver stream.walter de la mare
Now God comes to thee, not as in the dawning of the day, not as in the bud of the spring, but as the sun at noon to illustrate all shadows, as the sheaves in harvest, to fill all penuries, all occasions invite his mercies, and all times are his seasons.john donne
"A sack," Baudolino explained, like a man who knows a trade well, "is like a grape harvest: you have to divide the tasks. There are those who press the grapes, those who carry off the must in the tuns, those who cook for others, others who go to fetch the good wine from last year.... a sack is a serious job,"Umberto Eco
The work of art ... is an instrument for tilling the human psyche, that it may continue to yield a harvest of vital beauty.herbert read
England was nothing, compared to continental nations until she had become commercial…until about the middle of the last century, when a number of ingenious and inventive men, without apparent relation to each other, arose in various parts of the kingdom, succeeded in giving an immense impulse to all the branches of the national industry; the result of which has been a harvest of wealth and prosperity, perhaps without a parallel in the history of the world.Samuel Smiles
The zest of life lies in right doing, not in the garnered harvest.john lancaster spalding
And the plain ox, That harmless, honest, guileless animal, In what has he offended? he whose toil, Patient and ever ready, clothes the land With all the pomp of harvest.james thomson
The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.Jesus, in Matthew 9:37 - 38.
I looked, and behold a white cloud , and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.John of Patmos, in the Book of Revelation, 14:14.
The crimson Moon, uprising from the sea, with large delight, foretells the harvest near.Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow, Select Poems, The Harvest Moon.
Nature herself in times of great poverty or bad climatic conditions, as well as poor harvest, intervenes to restrict the increase of population of certain countries or races; this, to be sure, by a method as wise as it is ruthless.Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Chapter IV, Munich, p. 131
I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.Ch. 14: 14 - 15 (Quotes)
Paris flared Paris, which the divine sun had sown with light, and where in glory waved the great future harvest of Truth and of Justice.Émile Zola Paris (1898) Last of Les Trois Villes [The Three Cities] trilogy
When the sappy boughs Attire themselves with blooms, sweet rudiments Of future harvest.John Phillips, Cider, Book II, line 437.
Apart from the positive woes of perdition, an eternity of wretchedness grows from the want of love to Christ as naturally as the oak grows from the acorn, or the harvest from the scattered grain. It is not that love to Christ merits heaven; it does far better, it makes heaven. It is, as it were, the organ of sensation that takes note of heaven's blessedness.P. 401. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.Edwin Way Teale, Autumn Across America.
The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.Henry David Thoreau, in Walden, Ch. XI : Higher Laws
There's Carol like a rolling car, And Martin like a flying bird, And Adam like the Lord's First Word, And Raymond like the harvest Moon, And Peter like a piper's tune, And Alan like the flowing on Of water. And there's John, like John.Eleanor Farjeon
Think, oh, grateful think! How good the God of harvest is to you; Who pours abundance o'er your flowing fields, While those unhappy partners of your kind Wide-hover round you, like the fowls of heaven, And ask their humble dole.james thomson