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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Aeronautics
 
Let brisker youths their active nerves prepare
Fit their light silken wings and skim the buxom air.
        Richard Owen Cambridge, in the Scriblerad. (1751)
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  He rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
        Psalms. XVIII. 10.
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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 rain’d a ghastly dew
From the nations’ airy navies grappling in the central blue.
        Tennyson—Locksley Hall. 117.
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“Wal, I like flyin’ well enough,”
He said, “but the’ ain’t sich a thundern’ sight
O’ fun in’t when ye come to light.”
        Trowbridge—Darius Green and his Flying Machine.
        Darius was clearly of the opinion
That the air is also man’s dominion
And that with paddle or fin or pinion,
We soon or late shall navigate
The azure as now we sail the sea.
        Trowbridge—Darius Green and his Flying Machine.
  4
“The birds can fly, an’ why can’t I?
Must we give in,” says he with a grin,
“That the bluebird an’ phœbe are smarter ’n we be?”
        Trowbridge—Darius Green and his Flying Machine.
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