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Famous quotes containing the word ravish:

    Never durst poet touch a pen to write
    Until his ink were tempered with love’s sighs.
    O then his lines would ravish savage ears,
    And plant in tyrants mild humility.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A man in all the world’s new fashion planted,
    That hath a mint of phrases in his brain.
    One who the music of his own vain tongue
    Doth ravish like enchanting harmony.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    There, full in notes, to ravish all
    My Earth, I wonder what to call
    My dullness; when
    I heare thee, prettie Creature, bring
    Thy better odes of Praise, and Sing,
    To puzzle men:
    Poore pious Elfe!
    I am instructed by thy harmonie,
    To sing the Time’s uncertaintie,
    Safe in my Selfe.
    George Daniel (1616–1657)