As on the smooth expanse of crystal lakes The sinking stone at first a circle makes; The trembling surface by the motion stirr'd, Spreads in a second circle, then a third; Wide, and more wide, the floating rings advance, Fill all the watery plain, and to the margin dance.
The Moon arose, she shone upon the lake, which lay one Smooth expanse of silver light. She shone upon the hills and rocks, and cast upon their hollows and their hidden glens a blacker depth of shade.Robert Southey
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.john keats
Conceit is the finest armor that a man can wear. Upon its Smooth, impenetrable surface the puny dagger-thrusts of spite and envy glance harmlessly aside. Without that breast-plate the sword of talent cannot force its way through the battle of life, for blows have to be borne as well as dealt.jerome k. jerome
If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, Smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.pythagoras
Skiddaw shews its vast base, and bounding all that part of the vale, rises gently to a height that sinks the neighboring hills; opens a pleasing front, Smooth and verdant, smiling over the country like a gentle generous lord, while the fells of Borrowdale frown on it like a hardened tyrant.
I'll seize the rosebuds in their perfumed bed, The violet knots, like curious mazes spread O'er all the garden, taste the ripened cherry, The warm, firm apple, tipped with coral berry. Then will I visit with a wandering kiss The vale of lilies and the bower of bliss, And where the beauteous region doth divide Into two milky ways, my lips shall slide Down those Smooth alleys, wearing as I go A track for lovers on the printed snow.thomas carew
Hockey is an art. It requires speed, precision, and strength like other sports, but it also demands an extraordinary intelligence to develop a logical sequence of movements, a technique which is Smooth, graceful and in rhythm with the rest of the game.jacques plante
O magic sleep! O comfortable bird, That broodest o'er the troubled sea of the mind Till it is hush'd and Smooth! O unconfined Restraint! imprisoned liberty! great key To golden palaces.john keats
When a story has gone the grand circuit, and travels back to us uncontradicted, we may reasonably begin to relax in our belief of it. If nobody questions it, it is manifestly a fiction; if it passes current, it is almost sure to be a counterfeit. The course of truth never yet ran Smooth.samuel laman blanchard
And still she slept an azure-lidded sleep, In blanched linen, Smooth, and lavender’d.john keats
I will tell you what this people need, with regard to preaching; you need, figuratively, to have it rain pitchforks, tines downwards, from this pulpit, Sunday after Sunday. Instead of the Smooth, beautiful, sweet, still, silk-velvet-lipped preaching, you should have sermons like peals of thunder, and perhaps we then can get the scales from our eyes. This style is necessary in order to save many of this people.Brigham Young
How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure! Still to ourselves in every place consigned, Our own felicity we make or find. With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, Glides the Smooth current of domestic joy.Oliver Goldsmith
Sae true his heart, sae Smooth his speech, His breath like caller air, His very foot has music in 't, As he comes up the stair.william julius mickle
As in Smooth oil the razor best is whet, So wit is by politeness sharpest set; Their want of edge from their offence is seen, Both pain us least when exquisitely keen.Edward Young
A scrip on my back, and a staff in my hand, I march on in haste through an enemy's land; The road may be rough, but it cannot be long; And I'll Smooth it with hope, and I'll cheer it with song.
And all the gods go with you! upon your sword Sit laurel victory! and Smooth success Be strew'd before your feet!
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself by now and then finding a Smooth pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To Smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
But remember, that manners must adorn knowledge , and Smooth its way through the world . Like a great rough diamond, it may do very well in a closet, by way of curiosity , and also for its intrinsic value; but it will never be worn nor shine, if it is not polished.