When at some distance from the multitude, the old man turned slowly round, displaying a face of antique majesty, rendered doubly venerable by the hoary
beard that descended on his breast.
The grayness of the whole immense surface, the wind furrows upon the faces of the waves, the great masses of foam, tossed about and waving, like matted white locks, give to the sea in a gale an appearance of hoary
age, lustreless, dull, without gleams, as though it had been created before light itself.
Tis said that when The hands of men Tamed this primeval wood, And hoary
trees with groans of woe, Like warriors by an unknown foe, Were in their strength subdued, The virgin Earth Gave instant birth To springs that ne'er did flow That in the sun Did rivulets run, And all around rare flowers did blow The wild rose pale Perfumed the gale And the queenly lily adown the dale(Whom the sun and the dew And the winds did woo), With the gourd and the grape luxuriant grew.
Speak, thou vast and venerable head, muttered Ahab, which, though ungarnished with a beard, yet here and there lookest hoary
with mosses; speak, mighty head, and tell us the secret thing that is in thee.
And some are hoary
in youth, but the late young keep long young.
It obeyed no known laws of physics, and overthrew the hoary
axiom that like things performed to like things produce like results.
It seems like profanation to laugh and jest and bandy the frivolous chat of our day amid its hoary
Then was the prudent king, the hoary
warrior, sad of mood, when he learned that his princely thane, the dearest to him, no longer lived.
And when he had lived long, and was borne to his grave a hoary
corpse, followed by Faith, an aged woman, and children and grandchildren, a goodly procession, besides neighbors not a few, they carved no hopeful verse upon his tombstone, for his dying hour was gloom.
A distinguished gentleman of this city, H H , Esquire, having been compelled to SUSPEND, in consequence of the late robbery of the Bank of the United States by the cold-blooded miscreant whose hoary
head disgraces the White House, felt himself bound to return an article of dress, purchased as recently as yesterday by his lovely daughter, and who, in every respect, was entitled to wear it, as she would have adorned it, receiving back the price, with a view to put it in the fund he is already collecting to meet the demands of his creditors.
Never can there come fog too thick, never can there come mud and mire too deep, to assort with the groping and floundering condition which this High Court of Chancery, most pestilent of hoary
sinners, holds this day in the sight of heaven and earth.
Horns of Elfland" never sounded more sweetly around hoary
castle and ruined fane than those vesper calls of the robins from the twilight spruce woods and across green pastures lying under the pale radiance of a young moon.