One small white cloud Threading the vasty vault of heaven
recalls My heart unto her loneliness.
Holding his head bent down before him, and struggling with the wind that strove to tear the wraps away from him, Levin was moving up to the copse and had just caught sight of something white behind the oak tree, when there was a sudden flash, the whole earth seemed on fire, and the vault of heaven
seemed crashing overhead.
Thus he spoke, and when each of them had marked his lot, and had thrown it into the helmet of Agamemnon son of Atreus, the people lifted their hands in prayer, and thus would one of them say as he looked into the vault of heaven
, "Father Jove, grant that the lot fall on Ajax, or on the son of Tydeus, or upon the king of rich Mycene himself."
They seemed actually suspended from the dark vault of heaven
, and their gentle light shed a fairylike gleam over the snow-fields around the foot of the Matterhorn, which raised its stupendous pinnacle on high, penetrating to the heart of the Great Bear, and crowning itself with a diadem of his magnificent stars.
He opened his window, and gazed long, with swelling heart, at the cloudless vault of heaven
, and the moon, which shone like silver upon the two-fold stream flowing from far beyond the hills.
A blur of soot and smoke, now confusedly tending this way, now that way, now aspiring to the vault of Heaven
, now murkily creeping along the earth, as the wind rose and fell, or changed its quarter: a dense formless jumble, with sheets of cross light in it, that showed nothing but masses of darkness:- Coketown in the distance was suggestive of itself, though not a brick of it could be seen.
One would have pronounced them spiders' webs of the vault of heaven
But most of all, at night, when I enter my lonely chamber, and look out upon the summer moon, 'sweet regent of the sky,' floating above me in the 'black blue vault of heaven
,' shedding a flood of silver radiance over park, and wood, and water, so pure, so peaceful, so divine - and think, Where is he now?
This brilliant expanse, several miles in width, is on all sides divided, either by a line of snow-white breakers from the dark heaving waters of the ocean, or from the blue vault of heaven
by the strips of land, crowned by the level tops of the cocoa-nut trees.
"Rising of the sun!" slowly repeated the old man, lifting his tall person from its seat with a deliberate arid abstracted air, while he kept his eye riveted on the changing, and certainly beautiful tints, that were garnishing the vault of Heaven
. "Rising of the sun!
No bird flew in the blue vault of heaven
, no man or beast moved upon the vast countryside which lay before us.
Her ringlets were compared to the exuberant tendrils of the vine, her eye to the blue vault of heavens
, and the most spotless cloud, with its glowing flush of the sun, was admitted to be less attractive than her bloom.