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 Hunt Sonnet. The Nile. 1
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. Keats Sonnet. To the Nile. 2
The Nile, forever new and old, Among the living and the dead, Its mighty, mystic stream has rolled. Longfellow Christus. The Golden Legend. Pt. I. 3
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. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 23. Antony and Cleopatra. 4
Whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 33. Cymbeline. 5
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. Shelley Sonnet. To the Nile. 6 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 Taylor To the Nile. 7