Duluth! The word fell upon my ear with a peculiar and indescribable charm, like the gentle murmur of a low fountain stealing forth in the midst of roses, or the soft sweet accent of an angel’s whisper in the bright, joyous dream of sleeping innocence. ’T was the name for which my soul had panted for years, as the hart panteth for the water-brooks.
As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls, to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say, The breath goes now, and some say, no: 280 So let us melt, and make no noise, No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move; 'Twere profanation of our joys To tell the laity of our love.john donne
Every night, whisper 'Peace' in your husband's ear.Alfred Whitney Griswold
A playful moderation in politics is just as absurd as a remonstrative whisper to a mob.
By all ye will or whisper, By all ye leave or do, The silent sullen peoples Shall weigh your God and you.
"It's well these women must be blabbing. If they haven't a friend to talk to, they must whisper their secrets to the fishes, or write them on the sand or something;"anne brontë
A man severe he was, and stern to view;I knew him well, and every truant knew:Well had the boding tremblers learned to traceThe day's disasters in his morning face;Full well they laughed with counterfeited glee,At all his jokes, for many a joke had he;Full well the bust whisper, circling round,Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned;Yet he was kind; or if severe in aught,The love he bore to learning was in fault;The village all declared how much he knew;'Twas certain he could write, and cipher too.Oliver Goldsmith
Well had the boding tremblers learn'd to traceThe day's disasters in his morning face;Full well they laugh'd with counterfeited gleeAt all his jokes, for many a joke had he;Full well the busy whisper circling roundConvey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd.Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,The love he bore to learning was in fault;The village all declar'd how much he knew,'T was certain he could write and cipher too.Oliver Goldsmith
Mother of quartz, your words writhe into my ear.Renew the light, lewd whisper.theodore roethke
On his first hand he wore rings of stone,Iron, Amber, Wood and Bone.There were rings unseen on his second hand,One blood in a flowing band,One was air all whisper thin,And the ring of ice had a flaw within.Full faintly shone the ring of flame,And the final ring was without name.patrick rothfuss
It is impossible that the whisper of a faction should prevail against the voice of a nation.russell, john, 1st earl russell
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.Albert Schweitzer
Down, wanton, down! Have you no shame That at the whisper of Love’s name, Or Beauty’s, presto! up you raise Your angry head and stand at gaze?robert graves
He strains to hear a whisper who refuses to hear a shout.robert jordan
I praise the Frenchman; his remark was shrewd, "How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude." But grant me still a friend in my retreat, Whom I may whisper Solitude is sweet.william cowper
But then to part! to part when Time Has wreathed his tireless wing with flowers, And spread the richness of a clime Of fairy o'er this land of ours; When glistening leaves and shaded streams In the soft light of Autumn lay, And, like the music of our dreams, The viewless breezes seemed to stray 'T was bitter then to rend the heart With the sad thought that we must part; And, like some low and mournful spell, To whisper but one word farewell!
And lives to clutch the golden keys, To mould a mighty state's decrees, And shape the whisper of the throne.
The bay-trees in our country all are wither'd And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven; The pale-fac'd moon looks bloody on the earth And lean-look'd prophets whisper fearful change; Rich men look sad and ruffians dance and leap, The one in fear to lose what they enjoy, The other to enjoy by rage and war.
When I am about my work, sometimes called unexpectedly and suddenly from one thing to another, I whisper in my heart, " Lord, help me to be patient, help me to remember, and help me to be faithful. Lord, enable me to do all for Christ's sake, and to go forward, leaning on the bosom of His infinite grace."
Who shall silence all the airs and madrigals that whisper softness in chambers?john milton
The autumn days grow short and cold; / It's Christmas time again. / Then snows of winter slowly melt. / The day grows short, / And then... / He turns the seasons around, / And so she changes... her gown: / Mother Earth... and Father Time. / [words are slowly being reduced to a whisper] How very special are we... / For just a moment... to be... / Part of life's... eternal... rhyme.
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