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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Islands
 
      From the sprinkled isles,
Lily on lily, that o’erlace the sea.
        Robert Browning—Clean.
  1
Beautiful isle of the sea,
  Smile on the brow of the waters.
        Geo. Cooper—Song.
  2
Fast-anchor’d isle.
        Cowper—The Task. Bk. II. The Timepiece. L. 151.
  3
O, it’s a snug little island!
A right little, tight little island!
        Thos. Dibdin—The Snug Little Island.
  4
Sprinkled along the waste of years
Full many a soft green isle appears:
Pause where we may upon the desert road,
Some shelter is in sight, some sacred safe abode.
        Keble—The Christian Year. The First Sunday in Advent. St. 8.
  5
          Your isle, which stands
As Neptune’s park, ribbed and paled in
With rocks unscalable, and roaring waters.
        Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 18.
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Ay, many flowering islands lie
In the waters of wide Agony.
        Shelley—Lines written among the Euganean Hills. L. 66.
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Sark, fairer than aught in the world that the lit skies cover,
Laughs inly behind her cliffs, and the seafarers mark
As a shrine where the sunlight serves, though the blown clouds hover, Sark.
        Swinburne—Insularum Ocelle.
  8
Summer isles of Eden, lying in dark purple spheres of sea.
        Tennyson—Locksley Hall. 164.
  9
Island of bliss! amid the subject Seas,
That thunder round thy rocky coasts, set up,
At once the wonder, terror, and delight
Of distant nations; whose remotest shore
Can soon be shaken by thy naval arm;
Not to be shook thyself, but all assaults
Baffling, like thy hoar cliffs the loud sea-wave.
        Thomson—Seasons. Summer. L. 1,597.
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