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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Cloud
 
Sometime we see a cloud that’s dragonish,
A vapour, sometime like a bear, or lion,
A tower’d citadel, a pendent rock,
A forked mountain, or blue promontory
With trees upon’t, that nod unto the world,
And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs;
They are the black vesper’s pageants.
        Shakespeare.—Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV. Scene 12. (Antony to Eros.)
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Ascending through the opening of cloud-curtains.
        Longfellow.—The Song of Hiawatha. (The peace pipe.)
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Closed with a cloud.
        St. John.—The Revelation, Chap. x. Ver. 1.
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Yonder cloud
That rises upward always higher,
A looming bastion fringed with fire.
        Tennyson.—In Memoriam, 15, V. 4, 5.
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        Can such things be,
And overcome us like a summer cloud,
Without our special wonder?
        Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act III. Scene 4. (Macbeth, after he had seen the Ghost of Banquo.)
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