|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Till, as a giant strong, a bridegroom gay,|
The sun springs dancing through the gates of day,
He shakes his dewy locks, and hurls his beams
Oer the proud hills, and down the glowing streams:
His fiery coursers bound above the main,
And whirl the car along th ethereal plain;
The fiery coursers and the car display
A stream of glory and a flood of day.
Broome.Paraphrase of Job.
|Now deep in ocean sunk the lamp of light,|
And drew behind the cloudy vale of night.
Pope.The Iliad, Book VIII. Line 605.
|At length the sun began to peep,|
And gild the surface of the deep.
Somerville.Fable IV. Canto 5.
|That orbed continent, the fire|
That severs day from night.
Shakespeare.Twelfth Night, Act V. Scene 1. (Viola to the Duke.)
|The heavenly-harnessd team|
Begins his golden progress in the east.
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part I. Act III. Scene 1. (Glendower to Mortimer.)
|High in his chariot glowd the lamp of day.|
Falconer.The Shipwreck, Canto I.
|Yonder comes the powerful king of day,|
Rejoicing in the east.
|The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun.|
Herricks Hesp.To the Virgins, No. 93.
|He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good.|
St. Matthew, Chap. v. Ver. 45.
|The sun, though in full glory bright,|
Shines upon all men with impartial light.
Cowley.Elegy on Littleton.
|The self-same sun that shines upon his court,|
Hides not his visage from our cottage, but
Looks on alike.
Shakespeare.Winters Tale, Act IV. Scene 3. (Perdita to Polixenes.)
|Thou, like the sun, dost with an equal ray|
Into the palace and the cottage shine.
Sir John Davies.Introduction to his Poem on the Soul of Man, Verse 29.
|Nor let the pride of great ones scorn|
This charmer of the plains;
That sun, who bids their diamonds blaze,
To paint our lily deigns.
Mallet.Edwin and Emma, Verse 4.
|Like Pentheus, when, distracted with his fear,|
He saw two suns, and double Thebes appear.
Dryden.The Æneid, Book IV. Line 469.
| [Edward IV. is said to have seen three suns at one time, after the battle of Mortimers Cross, and that they immediately conjoined. Pegges Curialia Miscellanea, 105, 201.]|| 15|
|Edw. Dazzle mine eyes, or do I see three suns?|
Rich. Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun;
See, see! they join, embrace, and seem to kiss;
Now are they but one.
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part III. Act II. Scene 1. (Edward Prince of Wales, to Richard of York.)
|What light through yonder window breaks?|
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon.
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 2. (Romeo on seeing Juliet at the window.)
|I gin to be a-weary of the sun.|
Shakespeare.Macbeth, Act V. Scene 5. (On hearing that the Wood is moving to Dunsinane.)
|He from our sight retires awhile, and then|
Rises and shines oer all the world again.
Fielding.The Wedding Day, Act I. Scene 6.
|The sun of sweet content re-risen in Katies eyes, and all things well.|
|God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night.|
Genesis, Chap. i. Ver. 16.
|And God made two great lights, great for their use|
To man; the greater to have rule by day,
The less by night, altern.
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book VII.
|Men perish in advance, as if the sun|
Should set ere noon.
Dr. Young.Night VII. Line 89.
| And teach me how|
To name the bigger light, and how the less,
That burn by day and night.
Shakespeare.The Tempest, Act I. Scene 2. (Caliban to Proserpine.)
|Her sun is gone down while it was yet day.|
Jeremiah, Chap. xv. Ver. 9.
|Pale suns, unfelt, at distance roll away,|
And on th impassive ice the lightnings play.
Pope.Temple of Fame, Line 55.