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.
Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.Bible (Old Testament)
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
Angels’ song, comfortingas the comfort of ChristWhen he spake tenderlyto his sorrowful flock.robert bridges
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 .
And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem , and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own slaves that summer is now nigh at hand.
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.
Seeing, I saw not, hearing not, I heard. Tho', if I saw not, yet they told me all So often that I spake as having seen.
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
The pleasant books, that silently among Our household treasures take familiar places, And are to us as if a living tongue spake from the printed leaves or pictured faces!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow