He was the Word, that spake it: He took the bread and brake it; And what that Word did make it, I do believe and take it.
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw himwalking onthesea, they weretroubled, saying,It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.Bible (NewTestament)
He holds him with his glittering eye The Wedding-Guest stood still, And listens like a three years'child: The Mariner hath his will. The Wedding-Guest sat on a stone: He cannot choose but hear; And thus spake on that ancient man, The bright-eyed Mariner.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Foul as their soil, and frigid as their snows. The lamps that shone o'er fair women and brave men; A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell; But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell!lord byron
Ye knowe eek, that in forme of speche is chaunge Withinne a thousand yeer, and wordes tho That hadden prys, now wonder nyce and straunge Us thinketh hem; and yet they spake hem so, And spedde as wel in love as men now do; Eek for to winne love in sondry ages, In sondry londes, sondry ben usages.Geoffrey Chaucer
And for Incoherent Speech, it was amongst the Gentiles taken for one sort of Prophecy, because the Prophets of their Oracles, intoxicated with a spirit, or vapor from the cave of the Pythian Oracle at Delphi, were for a time really mad, and spake like mad-men; of whoose loose words a sense might be made to fit any event, in such sort, as all bodies are said to be made of Materia prima .thomas hobbes
Upon this hint I spake; She loved me for the dangers I had passed And I loved her that she did pity them.william shakespeare
And bitter waxed the fray; Brother with brother spake no word When they met in the way.jean ingelow
The Parables of our Lord, while they were addressed to all ranks, and adapted to all circumstances, always held in view the elucidation of the doctrines of Christianity and the enforcement of its precepts : They spake the same language to the prince and the peasant , they guarded the rights of God, and developed the scheme of salvation : they shewed that the present is nothing, but as it is subordinated to the interests of eternity .
But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples .
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven , which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
He spake, and into every heart his words Carried new strength and courage.
They spake not a word; But, like dumb statues or breathing stones, Gazed each on other, and look'd deadly pale.william shakespeare
Thy lips which spake wrong counsel, I kiss close.
'Twas God the word that spake it, He took the bread and brake it, And what the word did make it, That I believe and take it.
So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among the faithless faithful only he.john milton
They now to fight are gone; Armor on armor shone: Drum now to drum did groan, To hear was wonder; That with the cries they make, The very earth did shake; Trumpet to trumpet spake, Thunder to thunder.Michael Drayton
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.
spake full well, in language quaint and olden, One who dwelleth by the castled Rhine, When he called the flowers, so blue and golden, Stars, that in earth's firmament do shine.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
They, the holy ones and weakly, Who the cross of suffering bore, Folded their pale hands so meekly, spake with us on earth no more!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow