|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail,|
And you are staid for.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 3. (Polonius to his Son.)
|Ill blows the wind that profits nobody.|
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part III. Act II. Scene 5. (A Son who has killed his Father.)
|Now sits the wind fair, and we will aboard.|
Shakespeare.King Henry V., Act II. Scene 2. (The King to his Suite.)
|While rocking winds are piping loud.|
Milton.Il Penseroso, Line 126.
| The wind.|
A sightless labourer, whistles at his work.
Wordsworth.The Excursion, Book IV. Page 143.
| Blow, wind! come, wrack!|
At least well die with harness on our back.
Shakespeare.Macbeth, Act V. Scene 5. (On hearing that the Wood was moving towards Dunsinane.)
|What wind hath blown him hither?|
|He rode upon the cherubims, and did fly; he came flying upon the wings of the wind.|
Psalm xviii. Verse 10.
|And maketh the clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the wind.|
Psalm ci. Verse 3.
|And, pleasd th Almighty orders to perform,|
Rides in the whirlwind, and directs the storm.
Addison.The Campaign; Pope, The Dunciad, Book III. Line 263; Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 110.
|Almighty power upon the whirlwind rode,|
And every blast proclaimd aloud,
There is, there is, there is a God.
|What wind blew you hither, Pistol?|
Not the ill wind which blows none to good.
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part II. Act V. Scene 3. (Falstaff to him.)
|Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!|
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act III. Scene 2. (Lear on the heath with the Fool.)
|Breathe soft, ye winds! ye waves, in silence sleep.|