Thus did they live:Thus did they love, Repeating only joys above; And Angels were, but with clothes on, Which they would put off cheerfully, To bathe them in the galaxy, Then gird them with the Heavenly zone.
He his fabric of the heavens Hath left to their disputes, perhaps to move His laughter at their quaint opinions wide Hereafter, when they come to model heaven And calculate the stars, how they will wield The mighty frame, how build, unbuild, contrive To save appearances, how gird the sphere With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb.john milton
Child of earth and earthly sorrows child of God and immortal hopes arise from thy sadness, gird up the loins of thy mind, and with unfaltering energy press toward thy rest and reward on high.
Reputed believers began to resort to drugs for producing Sterility and to gird themselves round, so as to expel what was conceived on account of their not wanting to have a child either by a slave or by any paltry fellow, for the sake of their family and excessive wealth. Behold, into how great impiety that lawless one has proceeded, by inculcating adultery and murder at the same time.