|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The day begins to break, and night is fled,|
Whose pitchy mantle over-veild the earth.
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part I. Act II. Scene 2.
|The grey-eyd morn smiles on the frowning night,|
Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light.
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 3.
|Nights swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,|
And yonder shines Auroras harbinger;
At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here and there,
Troop home to churchyards.
Shakespeare.Midsummer Nights Dream, Act III. Scene 2. (Puck to Oberon.)
| The silent hours steal on,|
And flaky darkness breaks within the east.
Shakespeare.King Richard III., Act V. Scene 3.
Wakd by the circling hours, with rosy hand
Unbarrd the gates of light.
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book VI. Line 2.
| Till down the eastern cliffs afar|
Hyperions march they spy, and glittering shafts of war.
Gray.The Progress of Poesy, Stanza II. Line 11.
|Or seen her well-appointed star|
Come marching up the eastern hill afar.
|Parent of day! whose beauteous beams of light|
Spring from the darksome womb of night.
Yalden.Hymn to Morning.
| Brown night|
Retires: young day pours in apace.
Thomson.Summer, Line 51.
|Where the morning sun first warmly smote|
The open field, and where the unpierced shade
Imbrownd the noontide bowers.
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 245. Book IX. Line 1086.
| The eye of day looks out|
Dim through the haze.
Bowles.The Spirit of Discovery, Book I. Line 53.
|Gild the brown horror, and dispel the night.|
Dryden.The Hind and Panther, Part II. Line 659.
|Breaking the melancholy shades of night.|
Prior.Love and Friendship.
|The meek-eyd morn appears, mother of dews.|
Thomson.Summer, Line 47.
|When day arises, in that sweet hour of prime.|
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book V.
|See how the morning opes her golden gates,|
And takes her farewell of the glorious sun!
Shakespeare.Henry VI., Part III. Act II. Scene 1.
|Nights candles are burnt out, and jocund day|
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountains tops.
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act III. Scene 5.