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


Love has a tide!

Helen Hunt Jackson.

  • The punctual tide draws up the bay,
  • With ripple of wave and hiss of spray.
  • Susan Coolidge.

  • I saw the long line of the vacant shore,
  • The sea-weed and the shells upon the sand,
  • And the brown rocks left bare on every hand,
  • As if the ebbing tide would flow no more.
  • Longfellow.

  • All night the thirsty beach has listening lain
  • With patience dumb,
  • Counting the slow, sad moments or her pain;
  • Now morn has come,
  • And with the morn the punctual tide again.
  • Susan Coolidge.

  • The western tide crept up along the sand,
  • And o’er and o’er the sand,
  • And round and round the sand,
  • As far as eye could see
  • The rolling mist came down and hid the land:
  • And never home came she.
  • Charles Kingsley.

  • The tide rises, the tide falls,
  • The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
  • *****
  • The little waves, with their soft, white hands,
  • Efface the footprints in the sands,
  • And the tide rises, the tide falls.
  • Longfellow.

  • Tide flowing is feared, for many a thing,
  • Great danger to such as be sick, it doth bring;
  • Sea ebb, by long ebbing, some respite doth give,
  • And sendeth good comfort, to such as shall live.
  • Tusser.