Forthwith from out the Arke a Raven flies, And after him, the surer messenger, A Dove sent forth once and agen to spie Green Tree or ground whereon his foot may light; The second time returning, in his Bill An Olive leafe he brings, pacific signe: Anon drie ground appeers, and from his Arke The ancient Sire descends with all his Train; Then with uplifted hands, and eyes devout, Grateful to Heav'n, over his head beholds A dewie Cloud
, and in the Cloud
a Bow Conspicuous with three lifted colours gay, Betok'ning peace from God, and Cov'nant new.
Something rushed up into the sky out of the greyness--rushed slantingly upward and very swiftly into the luminous clearness above the clouds
in the western sky; something flat and broad, and very large, that swept round in a vast curve, grew smaller, sank slowly, and van- ished again into the grey mystery of the night.
But from the clouds
of earth that lie Beneath the foot of tall Ma-wei No signs of her dim form appear, Only the place of death is here.
Now, also, the cloud
began to roll away from the mountain, while, as it heavily withdrew, one object after another started out of its impenetrable obscurity into sight, with precisely the effect of a new creation, before the indistinctness of the old chaos had been completely swallowed up.
So took she the shadow of a cloud
and vanished, her song continuing.
It was a black spot moving slowly with him far below, following him down there, indefatigably, over the cloud
Day was breaking, the rain had ceased, and the clouds
The mountain before them was shaped like a cone and was so tall that its point was lost in the clouds
Presently a breeze dissipated the cloud
, and I descended upon the glacier.
As the goblin said this, a thick cloud
which obscured the remoter end of the cavern rolled gradually away, and disclosed, apparently at a great distance, a small and scantily furnished, but neat and clean apartment.
Looking upward, he found that the thin fleecy clouds
, which evening had painted on the blue sky, were already losing their faintest tints of rose-color, while the imbedded stream, which glided past the spot where he stood, was to be traced only by the dark boundary of its wooded banks.
The morning sun looked softly down upon the broad green earth, which like a mighty altar was sending up clouds
of perfume from its breast, while flowers danced gayly in the summer wind, and birds sang their morning hymn among the cool green leaves.
Clothed in a mantle of dazzling gold or draped in rags of black clouds
like a beggar, the might of the Westerly Wind sits enthroned upon the western horizon with the whole North Atlantic as a footstool for his feet and the first twinkling stars making a diadem for his brow.
Without, the clouds
grew thicker and blacker as the storm-centre came closer.
The sky, covered with clouds
, seemed to be laying in supplies for a fresh deluge.