When I landed in the republic of conscience it was so noiseless when the engines stopped I could hear a curlew high above the runway.
Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife Their sober wishes never learned to stray; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.thomas gray
Sweetly they slept On the blue fields of heaven, and then there crept A little noiseless noise among the leaves, Born of the very sign that silence heaves.john keats
I dream of silent verses where the rhymeGlides noiseless as an oar.richard aldington
The people blossoms armies and puts forthThe splendid summer of its noiseless might.richard hovey
The irrevocable Hand That opes the year's fair gate, doth ope and shut The portals of our earthly destinies ; We walk through blindfold, and the noiseless doors Close after us, for ever. Pause, my soul , On these strange words for ever whose large sound Breaks flood-like, drowning all the petty noise Our human moans make on the shores of Time . O Thou that openest, and no man shuts; That shut'st, and no man opens Thee we wait!dinah maria mulock
Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learned to stray; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.thomas gray
My mood, I say, was one of exaltation. I felt as a seeing man might do, with padded feet and noiseless clothes, in a city of the blind. I experienced a wild impulse to jest, to startle people, to clap men on the back, fling people's hats astray, and generally revel in my extraordinary advantage.Chapter 21: In Oxford Street
There are two thousand of them constantly gliding back and forth through the canals, as noiseless as a ghost and as graceful as a swan .John E. Ray, in A Trip Abroad: Sketches of Men and Manners, People and Places, in Europe, Edwards, Broughton, 1882 , p.107
The people blossoms armies and puts forth The splendid summer of its noiseless might."The Call of the Bugles", p. 5. (Along the Trail (1898))
The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body, (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow,) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little to-day and a little to-morrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one.Thomas Jefferson, letter to Charles Hammond (August 18, 1821); Andrew A. Lipscomb, ed., The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (1903), vol. 15, p. 331–32.
The noiseless foot of Tune steals swiftly by And ere we dream of manhood, age is nigh.Juvenal, Satires, IX. 129. Gifford's translation.
Too late I staid, forgive the crime, Unheeded flew the hours; How noiseless falls the foot of Time That only treads on flow'rs! What eye with clear account remarks The ebbing of his glass, When all its sands are diamond sparks That dazzle as they pass? Ah! who to sober measurement Time's happy swiftness brings, When birds of Paradise have lent Their plumage for his wings?W. R. Spenser, To the Lady Anne Hamilton.
The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is ingulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them.Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge Spencer Roane (March 9, 1821); Andrew A. Lipscomb, ed., The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (1903), vol. 15, p. 326 (1903).
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