And still she slept an azure-lidded sleep, In blanched linen, smooth, and lavendered, While he from forth the closet brought a heap Of candied apple, quince, and plum, and gourd; With jellies soother than the creamy curd, And lucent syrops, tinct with cinnamon; Manna and dates, in argosy transferred From Fez; and spiced dainties, every one, From silken Samarcand to cedared Lebanon.
Let brisker youths their active nerves prepare Fit their light silken wings and skim the buxom air.
Time, as he passes us, has a dove's wing, Unsoil'd, and swift, and of a silken sound.william cowper
Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks: With silken lines, and silver hooks. See Marlowe 553:17, Raleigh 677:98.john donne
Experience isnever limited, and it isnever complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching everyair-borne particle in its tissue.Henry James
I had a dove and the sweet dove died; And I have thought it died of grieving: O, what could it grieve for? Its feet were tied, With a silken thread of my own hands' weaving.john keats
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.joseph hall
Tying her bonnet under her chin,She tied her raven ringlets in;But not alone in the silken snareDid she catch her lovely floating hair,For, tying her bonnet under her chin,She tied a young man’s heart within.nora perry
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.thomas fuller
O fairest flower! no sooner blown but blasted, Soft silken primrose fading timelessly.john milton
True love's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven: It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly; It liveth not in fierce desire, With dead desire it doth not die; It is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart, and mind to mind In body and in soul can bind.walter scott
The golden beams of truth and the silken cords of love, twisted together, will draw men on with a sweet violence whether they will or not.ralph cudworth
How many threadbare souls are to be found under silken cloaks and gowns!
It [true love] is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart, and mind to mind In body and in soul can bind.walter scott
O inglorious league! Shall we, upon the footing of our land, Send fair-play orders and make compromise, Insinuation, parley and base truce To arms invasive? shall a beardless boy, A cocker'd silken wanton, brave our fields, And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil, Mocking the air with colours idly spread.
Young women with ambitions should be very crafty and cautious, lest mayhap they be caught in the soft, silken mesh of a happy marriage, and go down to oblivion, dead to the world.elbert hubbard
True love's the gift which God has given to man alone beneath the heaven. It is the secret sympathy, the silver link, the silken tie, which heart to heart, and mind to mind, in body and in soul can bind.walter scott
Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise, Three-piled hyperboles, spruce affectation, Figures pedantical.william shakespeare