For before this I was born once a boy, and a maiden, and a plant, and a bird, and a darting fish in the sea.
Oh, is there not one maiden here Whose homely face and bad complexion Have caused all hopes to disappear Of ever winning man's affection?Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert
With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For manya rose-lipt maiden And many a lightfoot lad.
Marrying left your maiden name disused.
But ’neath yon crimson treeLover to listening maid might breathe his flame,Nor mark, within its roseate canopy,Her blush of maiden shame.william cullen bryant
Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind.Because your lover threw wild hands toward the skyAnd the affrighted steed ran on alone,Do not weep.War is kind.Stephen Crane
For before this I was born once a boy, and a maiden, and a plant, and a bird, and a darting fish in the sea.empedocles
Fall on me like a silent dew,Or like those maiden showersWhich, by the peep of day, do strewA baptism o’er the flowers.Robert Herrick
Alas for maiden, alas for Judge,For rich repiner and household drudge!God pity them both! and pity us all,Who vainly the dreams of youth recall;For of all sad words of tongue or pen,The saddest are these: "It might have been!"john greenleaf whittier
Chivalry!-why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection-the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant-Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.walter scott
That orbed maiden with white fire laden, Whom mortals call the moon.Percy Bysshe Shelley
And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair.Heinrich Heine
Ah, whither shall a maiden flee, When a bold youth so swift pursues, And siege of tenderest courtesy, With hope perseverant, still renews!coventry patmore
Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen; Here's to the widow of fifty; Here's to the flaunting, extravagant quean; And here's to the housewife that's thrifty. Chorus: Let the toast pass, * Drink to the lass, I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
'Twas noon; and every orange bud Hung languid o'er the crystal flood, Faint as the lids of maiden eyes Beneath a lover's burning sighs!thomas moore
Even in youth Catiline had many shameful intrigues with a maiden of noble rank, with a priestess of Vesta and other affairs equally unlawful and impious.
"Aye," said Math, "let us seek, thou and I, by our magic and enchantment to conjure a wife for him out of flowers"...And then they took the flowers of the oak, and the flowers of the broom, and the flowers of the meadowsweet, and from those they called forth the very fairest and best endowed maiden that mortal ever saw, and baptized her with the baptism they used at that time, and named her Blodeuedd.
Hear, Land o' Cakes and brither Scots Frae maiden Kirk to Johnny Groat's.Robert Burns