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Islands are sub-continental landforms that are surrounded by water.
- Fast-anchor'd isle.
- William Cowper, The Task (1785), Book II. The Timepiece, line 151.
- Your isle, which stands
As Neptune's park, ribbed and paled in
With rocks unscalable, and roaring waters.
- Summer isles of Eden, lying in dark purple spheres of sea.
- Island of bliss! amid the subject Seas,
That thunder round thy rocky coasts, set up,
At once the wonder, terror, and delight
Of distant nations; whose remotest shore
Can soon be shaken by thy naval arm;
Not to be shook thyself, but all assaults
Baffling, like thy hoar cliffs the loud sea-wave.
- James Thomson, The Seasons, Summer (1727), line 1,597.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 401-02.
- From the sprinkled isles,
Lily on lily, that o'erlace the sea.
- Robert Browning, Clean.
- Beautiful isle of the sea,
Smile on the brow of the waters.
- George Cooper, song.
- O, it's a snug little island!
A right little, tight little island!
- Thomas Dibdin, The Snug Little Island.
- Sprinkled along the waste of years
Full many a soft green isle appears:
Pause where we may upon the desert road,
Some shelter is in sight, some sacred safe abode.
- John Keble, The Christian Year, The First Sunday in Advent, Stanza 8.
- Ay, many flowering islands lie
In the waters of wide Agony.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lines written among the Euganean Hills, line 66.
- Sark, fairer than aught in the world that the lit skies cover,
Laughs inly behind her cliffs, and the seafarers mark
As a shrine where the sunlight serves, though the blown clouds hover, Sark.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne, Insularum Ocelle.