Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Day and Night.
To fight the raven you may make alliance with the serpent until the battle is done.robert jordan
The music, and the banquet, and the wine The garlands, the rose odors, and the flowers, The sparkling eyes, and flashing ornaments The white arms and the raven hair the braids, And bracelets; swan-like bosoms, and the necklace, An India in itself, yet dazzling not.lord byron
John Anderson my jo, John, When we were first acquent; Your locks were like the raven, Your bonie brow was brent; But now your brow is beld, John, Your locks are like the snaw; But blessings on your frosty pow, John Anderson my jo. BurnsRobert Burns
The sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport in her hollow beak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings.Christopher Marlowe
Love's torments made me seek the chase;Rifle in hand, I roam'd apace.Down from the tree, with hollow scoff,The raven cried: "Head-off! head off!"Heinrich Heine
If there are words and wrongs like knives, whose deep inflicted lacerations never heal - cutting injuries and insults of serrated and poison-dripping edge - so, too, there are consolations of tone too fine for the ear not fondly and for ever to retain their echo: caressing kindnesses - loved, lingered over through a whole life, recalled with unfaded tenderness, and answering the call with undimmed shine, out of that raven cloud foreshadowing Death himself.charlotte brontë
That raven on yon left-hand oak (Curse on his ill-betiding croak!) Bodes me no good.john gay
There comes Poe , with his raven, like Barnaby Rudge, Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge.james russell lowell
When I die let the black rag fly raven falling from the sky.George Woodcock
We saw a raven very high above us. It called out, and the dome of the sky seemed to echo the sound. It called again and again as it flew onwards, and the mountains gave back the sound, seeming as if from their centre; a musical bell-like answering to the bird's hoarse voice.dorothy wordsworth
The raven once in snowy plumes was drest, White as the whitest dove's unsullied breast, Fair as the guardian of the Capitol, Soft as the swan; a large and lovely fowl His tongue, his prating tongue had changed him quite To sooty blackness from the purest white.
The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements.william shakespeare
O, it comes o'er my memory, As doth the raven o'er the infected house, Boding to all.william shakespeare
Did ever raven sing so like a lark, That gives sweet tidings of the sun's uprise?william shakespeare
He that has no present Christ has a future, dark, chaotic, heaving with its destructive ocean; and over it there goes forever black-pinioned, winging its solitary and hopeless flight, the raven of his anxious thoughts, and finds no place to rest, and comes back again to the desolate ark with its foreboding croak of evil in the present and evil in the future.
raven from the dim dominionsOn the Night's Plutonian shore,Oft I hear thy dusky pinionsWave and flutter round my door—See the shadow of thy pinionsFloat along the moonlit floor.sarah helen whitman
"Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken! quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!" Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."edgar allan poe
That raven on yon left-hand oak (Curse on his ill-betiding croak) Bodes me no good.john gay
The raven's house is built with reeds, Sing woe, and alas is me! And the raven's couch is spread with weeds, High on the hollow tree; And the raven himself, telling his beads In penance for his past misdeeds, Upon the top I see.
Ghastly, grim, and ancient raven, wandering from the Nightly shore, Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore! Quoth the raven "Nevermore!"
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