If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake Aye! and what then?
"aye, aye! It was that accursed white whale that razeed me; made a poor pegging lubber of me for ever and a day!" Then tossing both arms, with measureless imprecations he shouted out: "aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up. And this is what ye have shipped for, men! to chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out."Herman Melville
Where great whales come sailing by, Sail and sail, with unshut eye, Round the world for ever and aye.Matthew Arnold
Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're sleeping.
The gauger walked with willing foot, And aye the gauger played the flute; And what should Master Gauger play But Over the hills and far away?Robert Louis Stevenson
I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house, Wherein at ease for aye to dwell.Tennyson
I’ll ha’e nae hauf-way hoose, but aye be whaur
Extremes meet – it’s the only way I ken
To dodge the curst conceit o’ bein’ right
That damns the vast majority o’ men.
They may veil their eyes, but they cannot hideThe sun’s meridian glow;The heel of a priest may tread thee down,And a tyrant work thee woe:But never a truth has been destroyed;They may curse it, and call it crime;Pervert and betray, or slander and slayIts teachers for a time.But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,As round and round we run;And the truth shall ever come uppermost,And justice shall be done.charles mackay
In the hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column; In the pentameter aye falling in melody back.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When false things are brought low, And swift things have grown slow, Feigning like froth shall go, Faith be for aye.thomas hardy
Why, you might read two sonnets, ere they reach To where the hurrying freshnesses aye preach A natural sermon o’er their pebbly beds; Where swarms of minnows show their little heads, Staying their wavy bodies ’gainst the streams, To taste the luxury of sunny beams Temper’d with coolness.john keats
Call no one. Leave me not; When you come back, I should be gone for aye.edmond rostand
In the hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column: In the pentameter aye falling in melody back.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Singing and rejoicing, As aye since time began, The dying earth's last poet Shall be the earth's last man.
There's nae sorrow there, John, There's neither cauld nor care, John, The day is aye fair, In the land o' the leal.
Let thy speech of God be renewed day by day, aye, rather than thy meat and drink.
But the sunshine aye shall light the sky, As round and round we run; And the Truth shall ever come uppermost, And Justice shall be done.charles mackay
To the solid ground Of Nature trusts the Mind that builds for aye.william wordsworth
To sleep, perchance to dream! aye, there's the rub. For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause.william shakespeare
aye, ye were blest with folly. Who may tell What strange conceits upon the earth were sown And gender'd by the fond garrulity Of your aereal music? Scatter'd notes, Half heard, half fancied by the erring sense Of man, on which they fell like downy seeds Sown by autumnal winds, grew up, and teem'd With plenteous madness.hartley coleridge
aye, think! since time and life began, Your mind has only feared and slept; Of all the beasts they called you man Only because you toiled and wept.