|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Dark as pitch.|
BunyanPilgrims Progress. Pt. I.
|The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave,|
The Moon, their Mistress, had expired before;
The winds were witherd in the stagnant air,
And the clouds perishd; darkness had no need
Of aid from themshe was the Universe.
|Darkness which may be felt.|
Exodus. X. 21.
|Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking.|
LongfellowEvangeline. Pt. II. V. L. 108.
|Lo! darkness bends down like a mother of grief|
On the limitless plain, and the fall of her hair
It has mantled a world.
Joaquin MillerFrom Sea to Sea. St. 4.
| Yet from those flames|
No light, but rather darkness visible.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. I. L. 62.
|Brief as the lightning in the collied night,|
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,
And ere a man had power to say, Behold!
The jaws of darkness do devour it up.
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 144.
| The charm dissolves apace,|
And as the morning steals upon the night,
Melting the darkness, so their rising senses
Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle
Their clearer reason.
Tempest. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 64.
|And out of darkness came the hands|
That reach thro nature, moulding men.
TennysonIn Memoriam. CXXIV.