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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Nile
 
It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands,
Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream.
        Leigh Hunt—Sonnet. The Nile.
  1
Son of the old moon-mountains African!
  Stream of the Pyramid and Crocodile!
  We call thee fruitful, and that very while
A desert, fills our seeing’s inward span.
        Keats—Sonnet. To the Nile.
  2
The Nile, forever new and old,
Among the living and the dead,
Its mighty, mystic stream has rolled.
        Longfellow—Christus. The Golden Legend. Pt. I.
  3
            The higher Nilus swells,
The more it promises; as it ebbs, the seedsman
Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain,
And shortly comes the harvest.
        Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 23.
  4
          Whose tongue
Outvenoms all the worms of Nile.
        Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 33.
  5
O’er Egypt’s land of memory floods are level,
  And they are thine, O Nile! and well thou knowest
The soul-sustaining airs and blasts of evil,
  And fruits, and poisons spring where’er thou flowest.
        Shelley—Sonnet. To the Nile.
  6
Mysterious Flood,—that through the silent sands
  Hast wandered, century on century,
Watering the length of great Egyptian lands,
  Which were not, but for thee.
        Bayard Taylor—To the Nile.
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