I am as free as nature first made man.
Ere the base laws of servitude began,
When wild in woods the noble savage ran. [ Dryden ]
Hunger fetches the wolf out of the woods. [ Proverb ]
Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new. [ Milton ]
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar. [ Byron ]
Drip, drip, the rain comes falling,
Rain in the woods, rain on the sea;
Even the little waves, beaten, come crawling
As if to find shelter here with me. [ James Herbert Morse ]
Amid the woods of Academus to seek for truth. [ Horace ]
A stoic of the woods, - a man without a tear. [ Campbell ]
The winds of winter wailing through the woods;
The mighty laughter of the vernal floods. [ Abraham Coles ]
Gradual sinks the breeze,
Into a perfect calm; that not a breath
I heard to quiver thro' the closing woods,
Or rustling turn the many twinkling leaves,
Of aspen tall. The uncurling floods diffused?
In glassy breadth, seen through delusive lapse
Forgetful of their course. 'Tis silence all.
And pleasing expectation. [ Thomson ]
O nightingale, that on yon blooming spray
Warblest at eve, when all the woods are still,
Thou with fresh hope the lovers heart doth fill! [ Milton ]
If you cut down the woods, you will catch the wolf. [ Proverb ]
Night with her sullen wing to double-shade
The desert; fowls in their clay nests were couched.
And now wild beasts came forth, the woods to roam. [ Milton ]
Game is cheaper in the market than in the fields and woods. [ Proverb ]
Wild is the music of autumnal winds amongst the faded woods. [ Wordsworth ]
Thou hastenest down between the hills to meet me at the road.
The secret scarcely lisping of thy beautiful abode
Among the pines and mosses of yonder shadowy height.
Where thou dost sparkle into song, and fill the woods with light. [ Lucy Larcom ]
Worn, gray olive-woods, which seem the fittest foliage for a dream. [ Mrs. Browning ]
The heavens and the earth, the woods and the wayside, teem with instruction and knowledge to the curious and thoughtful. [ Hosea Ballou ]
Fools are very often united in the strictest intimacies, as the lighter kinds of woods are the most closely glued together. [ Shenstone ]
Those green-robed senators of mighty woods, tall oaks, branchcharmed by the earnest stars, dream, and so dream, all night without a stir. [ Keats ]
The birds, great Nature's happy commoners, that haunt in woods, in meads, and flowery gardens, rifle the sweets and taste the choicest fruits. [ Rowe ]
If a woman be herself pure and noble-hearted, she will come into every circle as a person does into a heated room, who carries with him the freshness of the woods where he has been walking. [ Frances Power Cobbe ]
We all originally came from the woods! it is hard to eradicate from any of us the old taste for the tattoo and the war-paint; and the moment that money gets into our pockets, it somehow or another breaks out in ornaments on our person, without always giving refinement to our manners. [ Whipple ]