I felt my naked feet cling
to the rungs of an iron ladder.
I thought it was mere childish affection that made her cling
We shall not know what to join on to, what to cling
to, what to love and what to hate, what to respect and what to despise.
From these rocks that I had the good luck to cling
to while our captain and the rest of the crew were all lost.
Any one who has lost his way has at all times a claim even upon the gods, wherefore in my distress I draw near to your stream, and cling
to the knees of your riverhood.
Sometimes we had to drop everything and cling
with both hands to the swaying spars, holding our breath in fear of a terribly heavy roll.
God's love and mercy can overcome all things--our ignorance, and weakness, and all the burden of our past wickedness--all things but our wilful sin, sin that we cling
to, and will not give up.
Not all our power is gone - not all our fame - "Not all the magic of our high renown - "Not all the wonder that encircles us - "Not all the mysteries that in us lie - "Not all the memories that hang upon "And cling
around about us as a garment, "Clothing us in a robe of more than glory.
It is true that these projections were too far apart to make the balance of the ascent anything of a sinecure, but I at least had always within my reach a point of safety to which I might cling
in case of accident.
Not only do we know this ourselves, but Christ, the Son of God, came down to earth and told us that this life is but for a moment and is a probation; yet we cling
to it and think to find happiness in it.
Casaubon kept his hands behind him and allowed her pliant arm to cling
with difficulty against his rigid arm.
How much longer she could cling
to the straining strands she could not guess.
So well did he cling
to the neck of the one man that they dared not strike with their clubs.
What memories cling
'round the instruments of our pleasure.
There was none thus to cling
to Tarzan, who yearned so for the love of someone, of something.