Slowly, slowly falls night's curtain
Over all the wide-spread land;
And the angels of the twilight
At the gates of heaven stand.
Lo, they come, a band of angels.
Clad in robes of tender gray;
And before their gracious presence,
Fades the sun's last lingering ray. [ C. E, Charles ]
Give me a look, give me a face.
That makes simplicity a grace:
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free;
Such sweet neglect more taketh me
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart. [ Ben Jonson ]
'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,
And robes the mountain in its azure hue. [ Thomas Campbell ]
The prodigal robes the heir, the miser himself. [ Proverb ]
Over the river they beckon to me,
Loved ones who've crossed to the farther side;
The gleam of their snowy robes I see.
But their voices are drowned in the dashing tide. [ Nancy A. W. Priest ]
A tree is a nobler object than a prince in his coronation robes. [ Pope ]
Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; robes and furred gowns hide all. [ William Shakespeare ]
When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away. [ Sarah Helen Whitman ]
Freedom may come quickly in robes of peace, or after ages of conflict and war; but come it will, and abide it will, so long as the principles by which it was acquired are held sacred. [ Edward Everett ]
Through tattered clothes small vices do appear: robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, and the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; arm it in rags, a pygmy's straw doth pierce it. [ William Shakespeare ]
We cannot describe the natural history of the soul, but we know that it is divine. All things are known to the soul. It is not to be surprised by any communication. Nothing can be greater than it. Let those fear and those fawn who will. The soul is in her native realm; and it is wider than space, older than time, wide as hope, rich as love. Pusillanimity and fear she refuses with a beautiful scorn; they are not for her who putteth on her coronation robes, and goes out through universal love to universal power. [ Emerson ]