Soon as the evening shades prevail, the moon takes up the wondrous tale. And nightly to the listening earth repeats the story of her birth.
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale.
I will sing no more songs: the pride of my country I sang Through forty long years of good rhyme, without any avail; And no one cared even as much as the half of a hang For the song or the singer, so here is an end of the tale.Da i bh| dh OÅ Bruadair
A touch of science, even bogus science, gives an edgeto the superstitious tale.
A woman and a mouse, they carry a tale wherever they go.gelett burgess
I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale.Edgar Rice Burroughs
Oh would I were a boy again,When life seemed formed of sunny years,And all the heart then knew of painWas wept away in transient tears!When every tale Hope whispered then,My fancy deemed was only truth.Oh, would that I could know again,The happy visions of my youth.mark lemon
There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.charles de lint
Prostrate on earth the bleeding warrior lies,And Isr'el's beauty on the mountains dies.How are the mighty fallen!Hush'd be my sorrow, gently fall my tears,Lest my sad tale should reach the alien's ears:Bid Fame be dumb, and tremble to proclaimIn heathen Gath, or Ascalon, our shameLest proud Philistia, lest our haughty foe,With impious scorn insult our solemn woe.william somervile
I am not old, — I cannot be old, Though threescore years and ten Have wasted away, like a tale that is told,The lives of other men:I am not old; though friends and foes Alike have gone to their graves, And left me alone to my joys or my woes, As a rock in the midst of the waves.martin farquhar tupper
And so they lived many happy years, and the promised tasks were accomplished. Yet long afterward, when all had passed away into distant memory, there were many who wondered whether King Taran, Queen Eilonwy, and their companions had indeed walked the earth, or whether they had been no more than dreams in a tale set down to beguile children. And, in time, only the bards knew the truth of it.lloyd alexander
Consider the most famous pure dystopian tale of modern times, 1984 , by George Orwell (1903-1950), published in 1948 (the same year in which Walden Two was published). I consider it an abominably poor book. It made a big hit (in my opinion ) only because it rode the tidal wave of cold war sentiment in the United States.Isaac Asimov
The wordy tale, once told, were hard to tell again.homer
This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.thomas mann
With a tale forsooth he cometh unto you, with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.philip sidney
... the wreck of the Batavia provides the greatest dramatic tragedy in Australian history, beside which the Mutiny on the Bounty is an anaemic tale.
I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas said to me.walter scott
For seldom shall she hear a tale so sad, so tender, yet so true.william shenstone
And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale.john milton
Do not believe what I tell you here any more than if it were some tale of a tub.
This is a tale about a tail — a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin.beatrix potter
tale tuum carmen nobis, divine poeta, Quale sopor fessis.virgil
Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told; And all who told it, added something new, And all who heard it, made Enlargements too, In ev'ry Ear it spread, on ev'ry Tongue it grew.Alexander Pope