C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • In the parching August wind,
  • Cornfields bow the head,
  • Sheltered in round valley depths,
  • On low hills outspread.
  • Christina G. Rossetti.

  • Dead is the air, and still! the leaves of the locust and walnut
  • Lazily hang from the boughs, inlaying their intricate outlines
  • Rather on space than the sky—on a tideless expansion of slumber.
  • Bayard Taylor.