For I dipt into the future far as human eye could see, Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be; Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails, Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales; Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there raind a ghastly dew From the nations airy navies grappling in the central blue. TennysonLocksley Hall. 117.
Wal, I like flyin well enough, He said, but the aint sich a thundern sight O fun int when ye come to light. TrowbridgeDarius Green and his Flying Machine. Darius was clearly of the opinion That the air is also mans dominion And that with paddle or fin or pinion, We soon or late shall navigate The azure as now we sail the sea. TrowbridgeDarius Green and his Flying Machine.