In her death she winged her way back to her calm untroubled youth, and cancelled all the rest.
And Pallas Athene laughed, and spake to him winged words exultingly: "Fool, not even yet hast thou learnt how far better than thou I claim to be, that thus thou matchest thy might with mine.
2d Gentleman: The mother thrusts her birdling from its nest And thus it learns to wing its heavenward flight.
Try waving, and I’ll wing the speechifying.”
They blended with the soft, restful cooing of ring doves, swaying upon many a mimosa spray, or winging their way swiftly from the mealie lands to their evening roost and they seemed to impart a blithe gladsomeness to the mellow shout of the hoopoe, echoing from the cool shade of yonder rugged and bush-clad kloof.
Hence it were well to nature's laws obey, For e'en this insect, as it wings its way, Hath fond desire, and "knows just what it wants."
As when, to harbinger the dawn, springs up On freshen’d wing the air of May, and breathes Of fragrance, all impregn’d with herb and flowers, E’en such a wind I felt upon my front Blow gently, and the moving of a wing Perceiv’d, that moving shed ambrosial smell; And then a voice: “Blessed are they, whom grace Doth so illume, that appetite in them Exhaleth no inordinate desire,Still hung’ring as the rule of temperance wills.”