"Oh, Lovely Maiden with Azure
Hair," cried Pinocchio, "open, I beg of you.
This, however, is my blessing: to stand above everything as its own heaven, its round roof, its azure
bell and eternal security: and blessed is he who thus blesseth!
Once it smiled a silent dell Where the people did not dwell; They had gone unto the wars, Trusting to the mild-eyed stars, Nightly, from their azure
towers, To keep watch above the flowers, In the midst of which all day The red sun-light lazily lay.
"That knight whom thou seest yonder in yellow armour, who bears upon his shield a lion crowned crouching at the feet of a damsel, is the valiant Laurcalco, lord of the Silver Bridge; that one in armour with flowers of gold, who bears on his shield three crowns argent on an azure
field, is the dreaded Micocolembo, grand duke of Quirocia; that other of gigantic frame, on his right hand, is the ever dauntless Brandabarbaran de Boliche, lord of the three Arabias, who for armour wears that serpent skin, and has for shield a gate which, according to tradition, is one of those of the temple that Samson brought to the ground when by his death he revenged himself upon his enemies.
They sailed; Edmond was again cleaving the azure
sea which had been the first horizon of his youth, and which he had so often dreamed of in prison.
Beneath the unclouded and mild azure
sky, upon the fair face of the pleasant sea, wafted by the joyous breezes, that great mass of death floats on and on, till lost in infinite perspectives.
Each year he has strained and stimulated his art to surpass himself, seeking ever a finer and a brighter gold, a more celestial azure
. Never had his gold been so golden, his azure
so dazzlingly clear and deep as on this particular May morning; while his fancy simply ran riot in the marginal decorations of woodland and spinney, quaint embroidered flowers and copses full of exquisitely painted and wonderfully trained birds of song.
the sun is breaking through; the clouds are rolling off --serenest azure
is at hand.
From Salamis to Actium, through Lepanto and the Nile to the naval massacre of Navarino, not to mention other armed encounters of lesser interest, all the blood heroically spilt into the Mediterranean has not stained with a single trail of purple the deep azure
of its classic waters.
It was three-cornered, like a cut of cheese lying on its side: on the walls were pictures of women in corsets, and two poster-proofs, one of a man in pyjamas, green and white in large stripes, and the other of a ship in full sail ploughing an azure
sea: on the sail was printed in large letters `great white sale.' The widest side of the office was the back of one of the shop-windows, which was being dressed at the time, and an assistant went to and fro during the interview.
She was clad in flowing, fluffy robes of soft material that reminded Dorothy of woven cobwebs, only it was colored in soft tintings of violet, rose, topaz, olive, azure
, and white, mingled together most harmoniously in stripes which melted one into the other with soft blendings.
Above, the sky is stainless blue--blue as the sea itself, which under the forefoot is of the colour and sheen of azure