For men must work, and women must weep, And there's little to earn, and many to keep, Though the harbor bar be moaning.
And the sooner it's over, the sooner to sleep And good-by to the bar and its moaning.Charles Kingsley
Whenever I think of Hell I cannot visualise it as a place of eternal fire, but as one of your English industrial towns on a day when the rain is pattering on the slate roofs and the wind is moaning up the street; a place where the horizon is bounded by dark factory chimneys, with crowds of women muffled up in waterproofs slipping in the puddles in their galoshes, with red noses peering out of heavy mufflers.Colonel Bertolini, The Waveless Plain, 1938.
Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar when I put out to sea.Alfred Tennyson, Crossing the Bar.
You were moaning his name in your sleep last night. Wayne, Wayne , you were saying. Run, Wayne .Who: Sally Norman
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