Legendary High King

Famous quotes containing the words legendary, high and/or king:

    By many a legendary tale of violence and wrong, as well as by events which have passed before their eyes, these people have been taught to look upon white men with abhorrence.... I can sympathize with the spirit which prompts the Typee warrior to guard all the passes to his valley with the point of his levelled spear, and, standing upon the beach, with his back turned upon his green home, to hold at bay the intruding European.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace,
    The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe,
    The poor man’s wealth, the prisoner’s release,
    Th’indifferent judge between the high and low.
    Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)

    I’ll stake all my soul
    on that beauty,
    till God shall awake
    again in men’s hearts,
    who have said he is dead
    our King and our Lover.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)