I climbed the topmost
summit, And my gaze swept far and wide For the garden roof where my brother stood, And I fancied that he sighed: My brother serves as a soldier With his comrades night and day; But my brother is wise, and may yet return, Though the dead lie far away.
The head of the topmost
warrior towered over forty feet from the ground.
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; he who is skilled in attack flashes forth from the topmost
heights of heaven.
With a frigate's anchors for my bridle-bitts and fasces of harpoons for spurs, would I could mount that whale and leap the topmost
skies, to see whether the fabled heavens with all their countless tents really lie encamped beyond my mortal sight!
"Don't I know that the stars don't move?" he asked himself, gazing at the bright planet which had shifted its position up to the topmost
twig of the birch-tree.
Then climbing to the summit of the rock, which on one side was rough and broken, he bent the oak sapling downward, and bound his handkerchief to the topmost
In Noah's flood, he despised Noah's Ark; and if ever the world is to be again flooded, like the Netherlands, to kill off its rats, then the eternal whale will still survive, and rearing upon the topmost
crest of the equatorial flood, spout his frothed defiance to the skies.
terrace and the lower one are somewhat peculiar in their construction.
He had not gone far before he met an old miser: close by them stood a tree, and on the topmost
twig sat a thrush singing away most joyfully.
The quiet twilight was still trembling on the topmost
ridges of the heath; and the view of London below me had sunk into a black gulf in the shadow of the cloudy night, when I stood before the gate of my mother's cottage.
Among the topmost
leaves, which scantily concealed the gnarled and stunted limbs, a savage was nestled, partly concealed by the trunk of the tree, and partly exposed, as though looking down upon them to ascertain the effect produced by his treacherous aim.
At this Katharine shivered a little, drew up to the fire, and warmed her hands by spreading them over the topmost
peak of the coal.