Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


The fair, frail palaces,
The fading Alps and archipelagoes,
And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.
Aldrich.—Poems: Miracles.

I saw two clouds at morning,
Tinged by the rising sun,
And in the dawn they floated on,
And mingled into one.
John G. C. Brainard.—I saw Two Clouds at Morning.

When scattered clouds are resting on the bosoms of hills, it seems as if one might climb into the heavenly region, earth being so intermixed with sky, and gradually transformed into it.
Hawthorne.—American Note-Books, January 4, 1839.

The hooded clouds, like friars,
Tel their beads in drops of rain.
Longfellow.—Midnight Mass for the Dying Year.

They are fair resting-places
For the dear weary dead on their way up to heaven.
Joaquin Miller.—Ina, Scene 1.