Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Rivers (General Topic)
And see the rivers how they run Through woods and meads, in shade and sun, Sometimes swift, sometimes slow, Wave succeeding wave, they go A various journey to the deep, Like human life to endless sleep! John DyerGrongar Hill. L. 93.
Two ways the rivers Leap down to different seas, and as they roll Grow deep and still, and their majestic presence Becomes a benefaction to the towns They visit, wandering silently among them, Like patriarchs old among their shining tents. LongfellowChristus. The Golden Legend. Pt. V.
By shallow rivers, to whose falls Melodious birds sing madrigals. MarloweThe Passionate Shepherd to His Love. Same idea in Merry Wives of Windsor. Act III. Sc. 1. Passionate Shepherd said to be written by Shakespeare and Marlowe.
Now scantier limits the proud arch confine, And scarce are seen the prostrate Nile or Rhine; A small Euphrates thro the piece is rolld, And little eagles wave their wings in gold. PopeMoral Essays. Epistle to Addison. L. 27.
From Stirling Castle we had seen The mazy Forth unravelled; Had trod the banks of Clyde and Tay, And with the Tweed had travelled; And when we came to Clovenford, Then said my winsome marrow, Whateer betide, well turn aside, And see the braes of Yarrow. WordsworthYarrow Unvisited.