Fair and softly goes far in a day. [ Proverb ]
There is a calm for those who weep,
A rest for weary pilgrims found,
They softly lie and sweetly sleep
Low in the ground. [ Montgomery ]
The wind breathes not, and the wave
Walks softly as above a grave. [ Bailey ]
Here lies the body of Jonathan Near
Whose mouth it stretched from ear to ear.
Tread softly, stranger, o'er this wonder,
For if he yawns, you're gone, by thunder! [ Epitaph ]
Ride softly that you may get home the sooner. [ Proverb ]
When he spoke, what tender words he used!
So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow.
They melted as they fell. [ Dryden ]
Then fell upon the house a sudden gloom,
A shadow on those features fair and thin;
And softly, from that hushed and darkened room,
Two angels issued, where but one went in. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Her words were like a stream of honey fleeting.
That which doth softly trickle from the hive,
Able to melt the hearer's heart unweeting,
And eke to make the dead again alive. [ Spenser ]
Beauty? thou pretty plaything! dear deceit,
That steals so softly over the stripling's heart
And gives it a new pulse unknown before! [ Blair ]
The eastern hanging crescent climbeth higher;
See, purple on the azure softly steals.
And Morning, faintly touched with quivering fire
Leans on the frosty summits of the hills,
Like a young girl over her hoary sire. [ Roscoe ]
And when she spake, Sweete words,
like dropping honey, she did shed;
And 'twixt the perles and rubies softly brake
A silver sound, that heavenly musicke seem'd to make. [ Spenser ]
Named softly as the household name of one whom God had taken. [ Mrs. Browning ]
With fragrant breath the lilies woo me now, and softly speaks the sweet-voiced mignonette. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]
A God speaks softly in our breast; softly, yet distinctly, shows us what to hold by and what to shun. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
If you tell a woman she is beautiful, whisper it softly, for if the devil hears, he will echo it many times. [ F. A. Durivage ]
The clouds consign their treasures to the fields, and, softly shaking on the dimpled pool prelusive drops, let all their moisture flow in large effusion over the freshening world. [ Thomson ]
A man takes contradiction and advice much more easily than people think, only he will not bear it when violently given, even though it be well founded. Hearts are flowers; they remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain. [ Richter ]