For before this I was born once a boy, and a maiden, and a plant, and a bird, and a darting fish in the sea.
Oh, is there not one maiden here Whose homely face and bad complexion Have caused all hopes to disappear Of ever winning man's affection?Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert
With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For manya rose-lipt maiden And many a lightfoot lad.
Marrying left your maiden name disused.
For before this I was born once a boy, and a maiden, and a plant, and a bird, and a darting fish in the sea.empedocles
Fall on me like a silent dew,Or like those maiden showersWhich, by the peep of day, do strewA baptism o’er the flowers.Robert Herrick
Let us invent a character, a nice respectable, middle-class, middle-aged, maiden lady, with time on her hands and the money to help her pass it. She enjoys pictures, books, music, and the theatre and though to none of these arts (or rather, for consistency's sake, to none of these three arts and the one craft) does she bring much knowledge or discernment, at least, as she is apt to tell her cronies, she "does know what she likes". Let us call her Aunt Edna.terence rattigan
And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair.Heinrich Heine
'Tis the best brine a maiden can season her praise in.william shakespeare
'Twas noon; and every orange bud Hung languid o'er the crystal flood, Faint as the lids of maiden eyes Beneath a lover's burning sighs!thomas moore
Even in youth Catiline had many shameful intrigues with a maiden of noble rank, with a priestess of Vesta and other affairs equally unlawful and impious.
"Aye," said Math, "let us seek, thou and I, by our magic and enchantment to conjure a wife for him out of flowers"...And then they took the flowers of the oak, and the flowers of the broom, and the flowers of the meadowsweet, and from those they called forth the very fairest and best endowed maiden that mortal ever saw, and baptized her with the baptism they used at that time, and named her Blodeuedd.
Full bravely hast thou flesh'd Thy maiden sword.