Stately as a galleon, I Sail across the floor, Doing the MilitaryTwo-step, as in the days of yore.
Instead of a wild, hatless little savage jumping into the house, and rushing to squeeze us all breathless, there lighted from a handsome black pony a very dignified person with brown ringlets falling from the cover of a feathered beaver, and a long cloth habit which she was obliged to hold up with both hands that she might Sail in.emily brontë
I trust my readers will join me in grandly ignoring the complaints of sour-faced and grumpish scholars that "no such person" ever existed and that his Boke of Voiages and Travailes is a hoax and a forgery. What do they know, the old frumps, who have never dared emerge from their dusty libraries to tread the heaving quarterdeck and raise Sail for Golden Ind, and Far Cathay, and the Islands of Prester John?john mandeville
Sindbad the Sailor had no quarrel with the caliph's project, though he'd never before set Sail with any motive nobler than restless greed. As he knew from hard experience, however — and will presently declare to his dinner guests, at the end of their monthlong fast — you don't reach Serendib by plotting a course for it. You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose your bearings… serendipitously.john barth
Affluent enviros are all for wind farms, until one is proposed that might mar the serenity of a Sail from the crew-necked precincts near Nantucket Sound. Then it's clean energy for thee, not for me.charles krauthammer
Build me a tomb for when I die, build it 50,000 feet into the sky... Build me a boat I want to discover America , build me a boat to take me to the edge of the seven seas, build me a boat and you can Sail along with me, we’ll spread our money, power, religion and disease. ...Who are they to say that we own nothing and our lives have gone astray?dawud wharnsby
Gray Sail against the sky, Gray butterfly! Have you a dream for going Or are you only the blind wind's blowing?
I, serial number 30743, Lieutenant General in reserves Yitzhak Rabin, a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces and in the army of peace , I, who have sent armies into fire and soldiers to their death , say today: We Sail onto a war which has no casualties, no wounded, no blood nor suffering. It is the only war which is a pleasure to participate in the war for peace.
By this also ye must know that women have dominion over you: doye not labourand toil, and give and bring all to the woman? Yea, a man taketh his sword, and goeth his way to rob and to steal, to Sail upon the sea and upon rivers; And looketh upon a lion, and goeth in the darkness; and when he hath stolen, spoiled, and robbed, he bringeth it to his love.Bible (Apocrypha)
A wet sheet and a flowing sea, A wind that follows fast, And fills the white and rustling Sail, And bends the gallant mast.Allan Cunningham
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt and small, In blast-beruffled plume, Had chosen thus to fling his Sail Upon the growing gloom. So little cause for carollings Of such ecstatic sound Was written on terrestrial things Afar or nigh around, That I could think there trembled through 382 His happy good-night air Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew And I was unaware.thomas hardy
There is no paradise more wondrous for any soul than to be exposed to God’s Manifestation in His Day, to hear His verses and believe in them, to attain His presence, which is naught but the presence of God, to Sail upon the sea of the heavenly kingdom of His good-pleasure, and to partake of the choice fruits of the paradise of His divine Oneness.báb
We'd be making Sail in the dawn, with a fair breeze, singing a chanty song wid no care to it. And astern the land would be sinking low and dying out, but we'd give it no heed but a laugh, and never look behind. For the day that was, was enough, for we was free men — and I'm thinking 'tis only slaves do be giving heed to the day that's gone or the day to come — until they're old like me.Eugene O'Neill
So, when my Days of Impotence approach, And I’m by Pox and Wine’s unlucky chance Driv'n from the pleasing Billows of debauch On the dull Shore of lazy Temperance; My Pains at least some Respite shall afford While I behold the Battles you maintain When Fleets of Glasses Sail about the Board, From whose Broad-sides Volleys of Wit shall rain.wilmot, john, 2nd earl of rochester