The Raven's house is built with reeds,--
Sing woe, and alas is me!
And the Raven's couch is spread with weeds,
High on the hollow tree;
And the Raven himself, telling his beads
In penance for his past misdeeds,
Upon the top I see.
Thomas D'Arcy McGee
Quotes , Source: The Penitent Raven
That Raven on yon left-hand oak
(Curse on his ill-betiding croak)
Bodes me no good.
Quotes , Source: Fables--The Farmer's Wife and the Raven
Did ever raven sing so like a lark
That gives sweet tidings of the sun's uprise?
Quotes , Source: Titus Andronicus (Titus at III, i)
The raven once in snowy plumes was drest,
White as the whitest dove's unsullied breast,
Fair as the guardian of the Capitol,
Soft as the swan; a large and lovely fowl
His tongue, his prating tongue had changed him quite
To sooty blackness from the purest white.
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses--Story of Coronis, (Addison's translation)
And still the Raven, never flitting,
Still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas
Just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming
Of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamplight o'er him streaming
Throws his shadow on the floor,
And my soul from out that shadow,
That lies floating on the floor,
Shall be lifted--nevermore.
Edgar Allan Poe
Quotes , Source: The Raven (st. 18)
Ghastly, grim, and ancient Raven, wandering from the Nightly
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!
Quoth the Raven "Nevermore!"
Edgar Allan Poe
Quotes , Source: The Raven (st. 8)
Come, the croaking raven doth bellow for revenge.
Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, ii)
The raven himself is hoarse
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan
Under my battlements.
Quotes , Source: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth at I, v)
Thou said'st--O, it comes o'er my memory
As doth the raven o'er the infected house,
Boding to all!--He had my handkerchief.
Quotes , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Othello at IV, i)