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13 Boating Quotes

Oh, swiftly glides the bonnie boat. Just parted from the shore, And to the fisher's chorus-note, Soft moves the dipping oar!

Joanna Baillie Quotes , Source: Oh, Swiftly Glides the Bonnie Boat, a song

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The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Antony and Cleopatra (Enobarbus at II, ii)

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On the ear Drops the light drip of the suspended oar.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 86)

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Like the watermen that row one way and look another.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader

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But oars alone can ne'er prevail To reach the distant coast; The breath of Heaven must swell the sail, Or all the toil is lost.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Human Frailty (st. 6)

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We lie and listen to the hissing waves, Wherein our boat seems sharpening its keel, Which on the sea's face all unthankful graves An arrowed scratch as with a tool of steel.

John Davidson Quotes , Source: In a Music-Hall and Other Poems (l. 17)

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat.

Edward Lear Quotes , Source: The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

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And all the way, to guide their chime, With falling oars they kept the time.

Andrew Marvell Quotes , Source: Bermudas

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Like the watermen who advance forward while they look backward.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Of Profit and Honesty (bk. II, ch. XXIX)

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Faintly as tolls the evening chime, Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time, Soon as the woods on shore dim, We'll sing at St. Ann's our parting hymn; Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near and the daylight's past.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Canadian Boat Song

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Gracefully, gracefully glides our bark On the bosom of Father Thames, And before her bows the wavelets dark Break into a thousand gems.

Thomas Noel Quotes , Source: A Thames Voyage

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Like watermen who look astern while they row the boat ahead.

Plutarch Quotes , Source: Whether 'twas rightfully said, Live concealed

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Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 177)

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