|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The man to solitude accustomd long,|
Perceives in every thing that lives a tongue;
Not animals alone, but shrubs and trees
Have speech for him, and understand with ease;
After long drought when rains abundant fall,
He hears the herbs and flowers rejoicing all.
Cowper.The Needless Alarm, Line 55.
|The murmur that springs from the growing of grass.|
|The verie pleasaunte sounde which the trees of the forest do make when they growe.|
Anonymous.Quoted by Poe, ante 300.
That stealeth ever on the ear of him
Who, musing, gazeth on the distance dim,
And sees the darkness coming as a cloud
Is not its formits voicemost palpable and loud?
|Jove himself, who hears a thought,|
Knows not when we pass by.
Killigrew.A song in The Conspiracy, a Tragedy.
|And I turned to see the voice that spake with me.|
St. John.Revelation, Chap. i. Ver. 12.
|The word that Isaiah the son of Amos saw.|
Isaiah.Chap. ii. Ver. 1. (That is, the vision.)
|The green trees whispered low and smild;|
It was a sound of joy.
Longfellow.Prelude to Voices of the Night, Stanza 9.
|I heard the trailing garment of the night|
Sweep through her marble halls.
Longfellow.Hymn to the Night.
|He goes but to see a noise that he heard, and is to come again.|
Shakespeare.A Midsummer Nights Dream, Act III. Scene 1. (Quince to Thisbe.)
|To hear by the nose, it is dulcet in contagion.|
Shakespeare.Twelfth Night, Act II. Scene 3. (Sir Toby to Sir Andrew.)