|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands,|
Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream.
Leigh HuntSonnet. The Nile.
|Son of the old moon-mountains African!|
Stream of the Pyramid and Crocodile!
We call thee fruitful, and that very while
A desert, fills our seeings inward span.
KeatsSonnet. To the Nile.
|The Nile, forever new and old,|
Among the living and the dead,
Its mighty, mystic stream has rolled.
LongfellowChristus. The Golden Legend. Pt. I.
| The higher Nilus swells,|
The more it promises; as it ebbs, the seedsman
Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain,
And shortly comes the harvest.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 23.
| Whose tongue|
Outvenoms all the worms of Nile.
Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 33.
|Oer Egypts land of memory floods are level,|
And they are thine, O Nile! and well thou knowest
The soul-sustaining airs and blasts of evil,
And fruits, and poisons spring whereer thou flowest.
ShelleySonnet. To the Nile.
|Mysterious Flood,that through the silent sands|
Hast wandered, century on century,
Watering the length of great Egyptian lands,
Which were not, but for thee.
Bayard TaylorTo the Nile.