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And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. LV, v. 6)

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As the hawk is wont to pursue the trembling doves. [Lat., Ut solet accipiter trepidas agitare columbas.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses (V, 606)

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. . . The dove and very blessed spirit of peace, . . .

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Westmoreland at IV, i)

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The thrustelcok made eek hir lay, The wode dove upon the spray She sang ful loude and cleere.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Tale of Sir Thopas

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See how that pair of billing doves With open murmurs own their loves And, heedless of censorious eyes, Pursue their unpolluted joys: No fears of future want molest The downy quiet of their nest.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes , Source: Written in a Garden (st. 1)

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So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo at I, v)

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Not half so swift the trembling doves can fly, When the fierce eagle cleaves the liquid sky; Not half so swiftly the fierce eagle moves, When thro' the clouds he drives the trembling doves.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Windsor Forest (l. 185)

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Anon, as patient as the female dove When that her golden couplets are disclosed, His silence will sit drooping.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark at V, i)

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I heard a Stock-dove sing or say His homely tale, this very day; His voice was buried among trees, Yet to be come at by the breeze: He did not cease; but cooed--and cooed: And somewhat pensively he wooed: He sang of love, with quiet blending, Slow to begin, and never ending; Of serious faith, and inward glee; That was the song,--the song for me!

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: O Nightingale! Thou Surely Art

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We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none: for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Bible Quotes , Source: Isaiah (ch. LIX, v. 11)

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And there my little doves did sit With feathers softly brown And glittering eyes that showed their right To general Nature's deep delight.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: My Doves

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As when the dove returning bore the mark Of earth restored to the long labouring ark; The relics of mankind, secure at rest, Open every window to receive the guest, And the fair bearer of the message bless'd.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: To Her Grace of Ormond (l. 70)

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Listen, sweet Dove, unto my song, And spread thy golden wings in me; Hatching my tender heart so long, Till it get wing, and flie away with Thee.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: The Church--Whitsunday

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The Dove, On silver pinions, winged her peaceful way.

James Montgomery Quotes , Source: Pelican Island (canto I, l. 173)

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And oft I heard the tender dove In firry woodlands making moan.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Miller's Daughter

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