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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Electricity
 
  Striking the electric chain wherewith we are darkly bound.
Byron.    
  1
        Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be
Ere one can say “it lightens.”
Shakespeare.    
  2
        The earth is rocking, the skies are riven—
  Jove in a passion, in god-like fashion,
Is breaking the crystal urns of heaven.
Robert Buchanan.    
  3
                    For the poplars showed
The white of their leaves, the amber grain
  Shrunk in the wind—and the lightning now
Is tangled in tremulous skeins of rain.
T. B. Aldrich.    
  4
        Stretches, for leagues and leagues, the Wire,
A hidden path for a Child of Fire—
Over its silent spaces sent,
Swifter than Ariel ever went,
From continent to continent.
Wm. Henry Burleigh.    
  5
        Swift as a shadow, short as any dream;
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,
And ere a man hath power to say “Behold!”
The jaws of darkness do devour it up.
Shakespeare.    
  6
  Is it a fact—or have I dreamt it—that by means of electricity the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time? Rather, the round globe is a vast head, a brain, instinct with intelligence; or shall we say it is itself a thought, nothing but thought, and no longer the substance which we dreamed it.
Nathaniel Hawthorne.    
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