A Walk on the Wild Side. Nelson Algren
Title of novel.
Now the great winds shorewards blow; Now the salt tides seawards flow; Now the wild white horses play, Champ and chafe and toss in the spray. Matthew Arnold
The Strayed Reveller, and Other Poems,'The Forsaken Merman', l.4^7.
Yes! in the sea of life enisled, With echoing straits between us thrown, Dotting the shoreless watery wild, We mortal millions live alone. Matthew Arnold
Empedocles on Etna and Other Poems,'To MargueriteContinued', l.1^4.
A manner rude and wild Is common at your age. (Joseph) Hilaire Pierre Belloc
The Bad Child's Book of Beasts, introduction.
She was not really bad at heart, But only rather rude and wild; She was an aggravating child. (Joseph) Hilaire Pierre Belloc
My mother bore me in the southern wild, And I am black, but O! my soul is white; White as an angel is the English child, But I am black as if bereaved of light. William Blake
Songs of Innocence,'The Little Black Boy'.
Shall I leave all this constant company, And follow headlong, wild uncertain thee? John Donne
^5 Satires, no.1.
I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. John Dryden
The Conquest of Granada, pt.1, act1, sc.1.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself. James Anthony Froude
I'm wild again Beguiled again A simpering, whimpering child again, Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I. Lorenz Hart
'Bewitched' (music by Richard Rodgers), from Pal Joey.
Where we such clusters had, As made us nobly wild, not mad; And yet each verse of thine Out-did the meat, out-did the frolic wine. Robert Herrick
'An Ode for [Ben Jonson]'.
Something there had been, something delicate, wild and far away. But it was shut out behind the doors of yesterday, lost beyond the hills. Robin pseudonym of IrisGuiver Wilkinson Hyde
The Godwits Fly, ch.3.
I never saw a wild thing Sorry for itself. D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence
The Call of the Wild. Vince(ntThomas) Lombardi
Title of book.
Search then the Ruling Passion:There, alone, The wild are constant and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here. This clue once found, unravels all the rest. Alexander Pope
Epistles to Several Persons,'To Lord Cobham', l.174^8.
O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being, Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing. Percy Bysshe Shelley
'Ode to theWestWind', l.1^3.
Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere; Destroyer and preserver; hear, oh, hear! Percy Bysshe Shelley
'Ode to theWestWind', l.13^4.
This rortie wretched city Sair come down frae its auld hiechts The hauf o't smug, complacent, Lost til all pride of race or spirit, The tither wild and rouch as ever In its secret hairt But lost alsweill, the smeddum tane, The man o'independent mind has cap in hand the day Sits on its craggy spine And drees the wind and rain That nourished all its genius Weary wi centuries This empty capital snorts like a great beast Caged in its sleep, dreaming of freedom. Sydney Goodsir Smith
Of Edinburgh.'Kynd Kittock's Land' (Kynd Kittock is a character in the poetry of the16c Scottish poetWilliam Dunbar.) rortie=splendid, smeddum=spirit, drees=endures.
And the wild boys innocent as strawberries. Dylan Marlais Thomas
'The Hunchback in the Park'.
And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, None knew so well as I: For he who lives more lives than one More deaths than one must die. Oscar Fingal O'FlahertieWills Wilde
The Ballad of Reading Gaol, pt.3, stanza 37.
And graven with diamonds in letters plain There is written, her fair neck round about: Noli me tangere, for Caesar's I am, And wild for to hold, though I seem tame. See Bible118:23. SirThomas (the Elder) Wyatt
'Whoso List to Hunt'.The subject of the poem is thought to beAnne Boleyn.
They flee from me, that sometime did me seek, With naked foot, stalking in my chamber. I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek, That now are wild, and do not remember That sometime they put themselves in danger To take bread at my hand; and now they range, Busily seeking with a continual change. SirThomas (the Elder) Wyatt
'They Flee from Me'.
Propinquity had brought Imagination to that pitch where it casts out All that is not itself. I had grown wild And wandered murmuring everywhere,'My child, my child.' W(illiam) B(utler) YeatsSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
'A Bronze Head', l.18^21. Collected in Last Poems (1939).
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