Two hands upon the breast.
And labor's done;
Two pale feet cross'd in rest.
The race is won. [ D. M. Mulock ]
Pale anger is the devil's visage. [ Proverb ]
Here eglantine embalm'd the air,
Hawthorne and hazel mingled there;
The primrose pale, and violet flower.
Found in each cliff a narrow bower;
Fox-glove and nightshade, side by side.
Emblems of punishment and pride,
Group'd their dark hues with every stain
The weather-beaten crags retain. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
Convulsive anger storms at large; or pale
And silent, settles into full revenge. [ Thomson ]
Death is not rare, alas! nor burials few,
And soon the grassy coverlet of God
Spreads equal green above their ashes pale. [ Bayard Taylor ]
A six-foot suckling, mincing in its gait.
Affected, peevish, prim and delicate;
Fearful it seemed, tho' of athletic make,
Lest brutal breezes should so roughly shake
Its tender form, and savage motion spread
O'er its pale cheeks, the horrid manly red. [ Churchill ]
Deep brown eyes running over with glee;
Blue eyes are pale, and gray eyes are sober;
Bonnie brown eyes are the eyes for me. [ Constance F. Woolson ]
He left a name at which the world grew pale,
To point a moral or adorn a tale. [ Johnson ]
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim.
But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes.
Or Cytherea's breath; pale primroses,
That die unmarried ere they can behold
Bright Phoebus in his strength - a malady
Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and
The crown-imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one! [ William Shakespeare ]
Where, where for shelter shall the guilty fly
When consternation turns the good man pale? [ Young ]
Lean abstinence, pale grief, and haggard care,
The dire attendants of forlorn despair. [ Pattison ]
The pale child, Eve, leading her mother, Night. [ Alexander Smith ]
Now the bright Morning-star, Day's harbinger,
Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her
The flow'ry May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow Cowslip, and the pale Primrose. [ Milton ]
What avails it that indulgent Heaven
From mortal eyes has wrapt the woes to come,
If we, ingenious to torment ourselves.
Grow pale at hideous fictions of our own?
Enjoy the present; nor with needless cares
Of what may spring from blind misfortune's womb,
Appal the surest hour that life bestows.
Serene, and master of yourself, prepare
For what may come; and leave the rest to Heaven. [ Armstrong ]
An envious fever of pale and bloodless emulation. [ William Shakespeare ]
So work the honey-bees;
Creatures, that by a rule in nature teach
The art of order to a peopled kingdom.
They have a king and officers of sorts;
Where some, like magistrates, correct at home;
Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad;
Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings,
Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds;
Which pillage they, with merry march, bring home.
To the tent royal of their emperor;
Who, busied in his majesty, surveys
The singing masons building roofs of gold;
The civil citizens kneading up the honey;
The poor mechanic porters crowding in
Their heavy burdens at his narrow gate;
The sad-ey'd justice, with his surly hum.
Delivering over to executors pale
The lazy yawning drone. [ William Shakespeare ]
God hath yoked to guilt her pale tormentor, - misery. [ Bryant ]
It is better for a young man to blush than to turn pale. [ Cato ]
I looked, and behold a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death. [ Bible ]
Like saintly vestals, pale in prayer, their pure breath sanctifies the air. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]
The native hue of resolution is sicklied over with the pale cast of thought. [ William Shakespeare ]
Pale death enters with impartial step the cottages of the poor and the palaces of the rich. [ Horace ]
The boundary of man is moderation. When once we pass that pale our guardian angel quits his charge of us. [ Feltham ]
Repentance is for pale faces; they killed Christ, the good man. If Christ had come to red men, we would not have killed him. [ Red Jacket ]
Troubled blood through his pale face was seen to come and go, with tidings from his heart, as it a running messenger had been. [ Spenser ]
A thousand ages were blank if books had not evoked their ghosts, and kept their pale, unbodied shade, to warn us from fleshless hps. [ Bulwer ]
The past but lives in words; a thousand ages were blank if books had not evoked their ghosts, and kept the pale, unbodied shades to warn us from fleshless lips. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
Sweet recreation barred, what doth ensue but moody and dull melancholy, kinsman to grim and comfortless despair; and at their heels, a huge infectious troop of pale distemperatures and foes to life. [ William Shakespeare ]
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against and not with the wind. Even a head wind is better than none. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. Let no man wax pale, therefore, because of opposition. [ John Neal ]
Pale, Pallid, or Wan? All these terms denote an absence of color, but vary in degree, pallid rising upon pale, and wan upon pallid. Paleness in the countenance may be temporary, but pallidness and wanness are caused by sickness, hunger, or fatigue, and are of longer duration. [ Pure English, Hackett And Girvin, 1884 ]
If once a woman breaks through the barriers of decency, her case is desperate; and if she goes greater lengths than the men, and leaves the pale of propriety farther behind her, it is because she is aware that all return is prohibited, and by none so strongly as by her own sex. [ Colton ]
We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner time; keep back the tears, and look a little pale about the lips, and in answer to inquiries say,
Oh, nothing! Pride helps us; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts, not to hurt others. [ George Eliot ]