|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Sometime we see a cloud thats dragonish,|
A vapour, sometime like a bear, or lion,
A towerd citadel, a pendent rock,
A forked mountain, or blue promontory
With trees upont, that nod unto the world,
And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs;
They are the black vespers pageants.
Shakespeare.Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV. Scene 12. (Antony to Eros.)
|Ascending through the opening of cloud-curtains.|
Longfellow.The Song of Hiawatha. (The peace pipe.)
|Closed with a cloud.|
St. John.The Revelation, Chap. x. Ver. 1.
That rises upward always higher,
A looming bastion fringed with fire.
Tennyson.In Memoriam, 15, V. 4, 5.
| Can such things be,|
And overcome us like a summer cloud,
Without our special wonder?
Shakespeare.Macbeth, Act III. Scene 4. (Macbeth, after he had seen the Ghost of Banquo.)