Phrases with "moon"

George Meredith Said they to the youngest, Uncross your arms and sing; The moon mounts high, the night is late: O my dear lover can hear no thing, And the nightingale sings only to its mate. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

Sir Walter Scott While these manoeuvres were accomplishing, night sunk down, dark and gloomy, though the moon was at full. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Robert Louis Stevenson Her mind was still obscured; like the moon upon a night of clouds and wind, her reason shone and was darkened, and she read the words by flashes. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Galsworthy It grew dusk, but a moon was somewhere rising, for little shadows stole out along the ground. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence The northern sky was full of a gush of green light; in front, eclipsed Orion leaned over his bed, and the moon followed. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling Can any say that this their bridge endures till tomorrow?” said the Buck. There was a long hush, and in the clearing of the storm the full moon stood up above the dripping trees. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Anatole France She does not look like the country moon at Joinville. At Joinville I have a path — a flat path — with the moon at the end of it. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

The moon shone bright; a sprinkling of snow covered the ground, and I reflected that she might, possibly, have taken it into her head to walk about the garden, for refreshment. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Jules Verne The moon was entering her first quarter, and her insufficient light would soon die out in the mist on the horizon. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Hardy Though the sky was dense with cloud a diffused light from some fragment of a moon had hitherto helped them a little. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang The moon was shining brightly above his head, and close by stood two headless dwarfs, talking angrily. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Stur The moon entered her third quarter on the 27th, but brought no change; on the contrary she chased away the clouds as she rose, and moved through the heavens in unshrouded and dazzling brightness. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Thomas Hardy The moon and stars were closed up by cloud and rain to the degree of extinction. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

John Morley It jars on us that the moon which has climbed into the night and moved like sound of music over heath and woodland, should finally set in a gray swamp amid the harsh croaking of amphibians. Voltaire by John Morley

Caroline Lamb The moon shines so fair, it reminds me of thee; But the clouds that obscure it, are emblems of me. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Andrew Lang The sun went down, the full moon rose, large, round, clear and beautiful, in the dark blue sky. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The moon is shining on the bay, and a faint sound of military music is heard in the distance, while the sea moans with a sad but not unpleasing monotony. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

M. P. Shiel And Spiciewegiehotiu remarked: “The moon up: we go on. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

H. G. Wells We must get into the moon again, though we were slain in doing it. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell She listened to her story and her fears till the sobs were hushed; and the moon fell through the casement on the white closed eyelids of one, who still sighed in her sleep. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

G. K. Chesterton Then the sun fell from Heaven, and the moon and stars dropped down and were scattered about the Persian carpet; and by the opening of the end of the world, Patrick Dalroy came in, carrying a mandolin. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

H. G. Wells The sky had grown brighter, the setting moon was becoming pale and opaque in the luminous blue of the day. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Life was an emanation from the stars — the sun governed the heart, and the moon the brain. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

John Galsworthy The moon was just rising, low and far behind the river bushes; and a waft of light was already floating down the water. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells Sometimes it seemed as though I sat through immeasurable eternities like some god upon a lotus leaf, and again as though there was a momentary pause as I leapt from moon to earth. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

The cobbled path, the white houses shining in the moonlight, the rooms behind them with their warmth, no sound, and the moon riding through the serene sky. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Jules Verne The moon being new had not yet risen. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Sir Richard Burton And after the bath, when he came out and donned the dress, he was even as the full moon on the fourteenth night, and he mounted his mule and stayed not till he reached the Wazir’s palace. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Arthur Conan Doyle The moon was not up yet, and under the shadows of the trees it was very dark. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

H. Rider Haggard After his customary salutations, which on this occasion were more copious than usual, he remarked blandly that the moon had risen in a clear sky. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

So the eclipse of the sun takes place in a natural manner, when the moon on its passage by it goes under it perpendicularly and is darkened. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Much snow had fallen since yesterday, but it had stopped now, the sky was clear, and the moon was riding. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Sir Richard Burton Know then (answered the Wazir) that after the return of the ass the merchant came out on the terrace roof with his wife and family, for it was a moonlit night and the moon at its full. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Rudyard Kipling The moon was up, an’ we cud see his face. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

D. H. Lawrence The moon slid quite quickly downwards, growing more flushed. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis On that evening of early October there was neither harvest moon nor the wine stains of afterglow, but only dusty air and an uneasy brilliance from the arc light on the station platform. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather The moon stood full over the Square, a thing of regal glory; but Hedger did not see the moon; he was looking, murderously, for men. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Willa Cather The planet did not seem to move, but that inky blue space between it and the moon seemed to spread. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

It was concluded between them that unless the brig sailed in the night — and the now risen moon showed her yet lying at anchor — the convicts would return and bring them food. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Sir Walter Scott The moon rode high in the heavens, attended by thousands and thousands of inferior luminaries. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Gustave Flauber The blood-coloured moon was shining within a pale circle, and their scarlet tongues, cloven like the harpoons of fishermen, reached curling forth to the very edge of the flame. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

H. G. Wells Long was the time they remained there motionless, with the light of the setting moon shining on their limbs. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Edgar Allan Poe The scene of the narrative, as we ascertain from the single line, The moon looks down on old Cronest, is principally in the vicinity of West Point on the Hudson. The plot is as follows. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

The moon began to get up; above the cutting the clouds had a fringe of sudden silver. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The room was in darkness, but the moon was shining in through the wide-open windows. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

E. F. Benson Lucia, outwardly composed, sat on a rug at the edge of the road, and tried unsuccessfully not to curse Almighty Providence. The moon rose, like a gelatine lozenge. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Virginia Woolf At length the moon rose and its polished coin, though obscured now and then by wisps of cloud, shone out with serenity, with severity, or perhaps with complete indifference. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

D.H. Lawrence As yet the moon was not risen. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang But one evening when the moon was full they sat together watching their flocks, and the shepherd played upon his flute. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith He had, therefore, no particular anxiety to part company, and jogged easily on the white highway, beneath a moon that walked high and small over marble clouds. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Gustave Flauber When Matho arrived the moon was rising behind her. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Marjorie Bowen Above her the Southern moon seemed huge and very near and she felt as if she could catch it in her hand. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Benjamin Disraeli The moon is up, and a million stars! If it be not quite as light as day, it is just light enough for pleasure. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

H. Rider Haggard Not till the moon was fully visible did he see everything, and to describe all as he discovered it, piecemeal, would be difficult. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Abraham Merri And the moon priests preached that the child of the Three was the moon god itself come to dwell with them. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

They told me that the hand of maamu-waddi, the spirit man, was covering the earth while the sun and moon were guri-arra-husband and wife together. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

The snow, coming down so thick and fast but a minute or two ago, had temporarily ceased, following its own capricious fashion, and the moon was bright again. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

Rudyard Kipling His duty was to watch till the dawn while the moon went down. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Sinclair Lewis The moon was small and high now, and unheeding. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The moon went down, and the starry sky was our only light. Prester John by John Buchan

The moon had set, but by the frosty starlight the outline of the great snow-laden trees and the wide sweep of white drive were still dimly visible. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was pitch dark, for the moon had not yet risen. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope When tea was over, Charlotte went to the open window and declared loudly that the full harvest moon was much too beautiful to be disregarded, and called them all to look at it. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Henry James There was a great still moon to help her, and this fact had counted in my quick decision. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

H. Rider Haggard Now that the moon was up, and the mist which had darkened the night had melted, they could see their whereabouts. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Henry David Thoreau They are moonshine, are they? Well, then do your night-travelling when there is no moon to light you; but I will be thankful for the light that reaches me from the star of least magnitude. Night and Moonlight by Henry David Thoreau

Thomas Hardy The moon was new today at four o’clock, and I expected clouds. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Wherever he may be, the stars Must daily lose their light; The moon will veil her in the shade; The sun will set at night. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Arthur Conan Doyle A warm wind blew from the westward, and heavy clouds moved slowly across the sky, with half a moon peeping occasionally through the rifts. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

The moon was rising, silver pale, above the dark ridge of moorland. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George MacDonald Another moon was rising, and I turned my face toward it. Lilith by George MacDonald

It was now extraordinarily dark, and the moon had vanished. Burmese Days by George Orwell

The moon rose so bright that she seemed like the sun shining through a silvery veil. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

The moon shone out at times, and at times was overcast. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

The moon rose, and instantly all eyes were bent on her with suspicion; for in this latitude the hurricanes generally come at the full moon. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Marjorie Bowen The moon was almost overhead and floated in a faint golden haze. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

John Galsworthy The moon shone in on him; a moth flew in his face. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence The moon was very high in the sky, small and brilliant like a vial full of the pure white liquid of light. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

At last, wearied of his inaction and seeing that the moon had now come out from behind the clouds and was making things as light as day, Tom thought he would go and look about inside the mill. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

THERE you see that the trees and houses are cloth, and the moon is tissue paper, and the flying fairy is a middle-aged woman strung up on a rope. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Paul never forgot, after one of these fierce internecine fights, seeing a big red moon lift itself up, slowly, between the waste road over the hilltop, steadily, like a great bird. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

The night was dark and stormy, with scudding clouds, so dense as to make deep night, when they did not part and allow the moon to peer forth. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Ann Radcliffe The moon shed a mild radiance over the waves, which in gentle undulations flowed upon the sands. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

D. H. Lawrence But instead of thankfully, on my knees, taking what God had given me, I must have the moon in my keeping, I must insist on having the moon for my own. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Gertrude Stein The moon is as round as a button. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

William Morris Then Birdalone drew in her love, and went about lighting the candles and quickening a little cooking fire on the hearth, till the yellow light chased the moon away from the bed of their desire. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Mark Twain Jim said the moon could a LAID them; well, that looked kind of reasonable, so I didn’t say nothing against it, because I’ve seen a frog lay most as many, so of course it could be done. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Abraham Merri And then — swiftly the moon path faded! The clouds swept over the sky as though a hand had drawn them together. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne The telescope of the Rocky Mountains brought the moon much nearer; but the terrestrial atmosphere singularly lessened its power. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

The moon got up before he reached the wild expanse of Cressley Common, a wide sea of undulating heath, with here and there a grey stone peeping above its surface in the moon-light like a distant sail. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I lighted the dry branch of a tree and danced with fury around the devoted cottage, my eyes still fixed on the western horizon, the edge of which the moon nearly touched. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Then, from that date onwards, whenever the night was fine and there was a moon showing, it became his habit to go out between ten and eleven o’clock for a long bicycle ride. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Several times I cut across the grounds, when the moon was dark. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Oscar Wilde Through the parted curtains of the window I see the moon like a clipped piece of silver. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

For there appear no stars, but only one clear star that men clepe Canapos. And there is not the moon seen in all the lunation, save only the second quarter. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

And then come jugglers and enchanters, that do many marvels; for they make to come in the air, by seeming, the sun and the moon to every man’s sight. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

The moon was only a hemisphere, yet I think she gave more light than ours at the full. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Jules Verne But some days to these intrepid fellows was a century; and they devoted all their time to observe that moon which they no longer hoped to reach. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

The clouds had thinned and the struggling moon showed Melanudrigill before them, rising and falling like an ocean of darkness. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Mark Twain He said he druther see the new moon over his left shoulder as much as a thousand times than take up a snake-skin in his hand. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Sir Richard Burton And were the moon forever full and ne’er to wax or wane, Man would not strain his watchful eyes to see its gladsome round. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

James Joyce Do fish ever get seasick? Then you have a beautiful calm without a cloud, smooth sea, placid, crew and cargo in smithereens, Davy Jones’ locker, moon looking down so peaceful. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Andrew Lang The moon seems to rise on this night at about 7. The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot by Andrew Lang

M. P. Shiel To-morrow night that moon will be a bit fatter and higher at this hour, but one of us two won’t be knowing about it. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

George MacDonald Then I made the Little Ones mount their elephants, for the moon might be late, and I could not help some anxiety about them. Lilith by George MacDonald

But I wouldn’t give up William Brook for him, were I Ellin Delorane.” That St. George was in love with her grew as easy to be seen as is the round moon in harvest. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Captain Vincent did not mind the moon very much. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

The moon was disappearing behind a cloud, and in a few seconds it was almost pitch dark. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

The moon was at the full, and every line and every leaf showed clear in that silver light. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Emily Dickinson Was it the mat winked, Or a nervous star? The moon slides down the stair To see who’s there. Poems by Emily Dickinson

H. Rider Haggard The moon was at her full, and, the twilight ended, she filled the heavens with her light. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope The water was beautifully calm, and the moon shining immediately down upon it, gave it the appearance of a large surface of polished silver. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Charles Dickens When I had looked from my bedroom window over the waste of snow on which the moon was shining, I sat down by my fire to write a letter. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

The moon was just clearing the roofs of the range of dwellings that bounded the quadrangle on the east. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Then suddenly the moon was blotted out and the whole place was plunged at once in complete darkness. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Edith Wharton The ripples of the lake had gradually widened and faded into a silken smoothness, and high above the mountains the moon was turning from gold to white in a sky powdered with vanishing stars. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Kenneth Grahame It’s pretty nearly pitch dark now, anyhow; and there ought to be a bit of a moon later. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

T. H. Huxley A man may say, if he likes, that the moon is made of green cheese: that is an hypothesis. Essays by T. H. Huxley

But the moon hung in the sky, a young silver moon in the pale summer night. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Henry Lawson The moon reminded my mate, Jack Mitchell, of something — anything reminded him of something, in fact. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Rudyard Kipling I believe that when the moon rose the men saw they had nothing to fear, and, by twos and threes and half-troops, crept back into Cantonments very much ashamed of themselves. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

The curve of her white arms resting in her lap was like the young moon cradled above the sunset. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

D. H. Lawrence The moon was bright, and we stepped apprehensively on the shadows thrown from the trees, for they lay so black and substantial. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne P.M., more than eighteen years must roll by before the moon would again present herself under the same conditions of zenith and perigee. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

The night had indeed come, and the moon shone serenely over the old gray roof and the solemn trees; over the dead and the living. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The moon was bright, but they were in the shadow of some trees, and their son did not see them. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Pu Songling Once the first day of the first moon passed, as law ordains to wait till the following term, I shall then come back, and we shall continue to live as well as we can. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

The moon was shining, but there were clouds all about, and it looked as if more rain would fall during the night. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

The moon shone full on the glass-doors. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Guy de Maupassan The moon poured a flood of light on the trembling water, scattering yellow gleams along its ripples in the currents and all along the course of the wide, slow river. The Model (Femme d'artiste) by Guy de Maupassan

It was half-moonlight and there was a mist rolling over the meadows from the marshes, and the moon was blurred over with clouds. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Michaelis, the ticket-of-leave apostle, smiled vaguely with his glued lips; his pasty moon face drooped under the weight of melancholy assent. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

E. F. Benson She was leaving the east, where the moon was, but she was moving towards that other light. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Anthony Trollope They were at the moment in the centre of the park, on the grass beneath the trees, and the moon was bright over their heads. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The sun is down, and the moon is up, and the night is silent, and no mortal hears us, and I may tell you a secret. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Arthur Conan Doyle The sky was somewhat clouded, but the moon glinted out between the rifts, showing us the long road which wound away in front of us. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle A second flash illuminated the landscape, and the moon burst out from behind its cloud. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

About midnight the moon rose behind the trees, shedding her silvery light over the forest. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Guy de Maupassant When I opened my eyes the moon had gone down and the sky was full of clouds. On the River (Sur l’Eau) by Guy de Maupassant [1888]

Baldwin Spencer Half moon is Atninja quirka iwuminta. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jules Verne Indeed, we know that the instrument mounted by Lord Rosse at Parsonstown, which magnifies 6,500 times, brings the moon to within an apparent distance of sixteen leagues. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

H.P. Lovecraft As I thought of these things I looked out over the squalid sea of decaying roofs below me, now brightened by the beams of a moon not much past full. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle The moon had gone in again, and it was raining heavily. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Jules Verne The moon had grown so large in their eyes that it filled half of the firmament. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

George MacDonald All night the moon reads their faces, and smiles. Lilith by George MacDonald

A. E. W. Mason Through the open window the moon threw a broad panel of silver light upon the floor of the room close to her feet. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Florence Dixie It illuminated the heavens all around, the pale stars vanished out of sight, he moon turned white and grey. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

George Meredith The moon smiles assentingly, and smokers know that she really lends herself to the enjoyment of tobacco. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Abraham Merri The moon door was gone; the passage to the Moon Pool was closed to me — its chamber covered by the sea! There was no road to Larry — nor to Lakla! And there, for me, the world ended. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

When I woke the moon had risen, and I knew from the feel of the air that the hour was late. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

E. F. Benson The sun had just sunk, but in the east the crescent moon had risen, while in the west, whither she was journeying, there was still the after-glow of sunset. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Jules Verne Now, by a fortunate circumstance, on the 4th of December in the ensuing year the moon will present these two conditions. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

D. H. Lawrence The moon in heaven was turning wistfully back to the east. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft The moon was shining on the scattered brick fragments and marred facade, and the latch of the great door yielded readily to a touch from the outside. In the Vault by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

George Meredith No longer the chalk-quarry face,—its paleness now was that of night Alps beneath a moon chasing the shadows. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Wilkie Collins Neither moon nor stars were visible. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Rudyard Kipling The very short winter afternoon had worn away, and, before they knew, the winter moon was walking the untroubled sea. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George MacDonald And what do you think? — There was the moon beginning to shine again — but only through one of the panes — and that one was just the colour of the ruby. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Gertrude Stein The moon rises more to the left every night considerably more. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

D. H. Lawrence The moon would not rise till later. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang When the Doctor had pocketed the money, he told Hok Lee to go on the first night of the full moon to a certain wood and there to watch by a particular tree. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne About seven the moon shone out, and irradiated the whole horizon. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Thomas Hobbes The sun should be turned to darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Henry David Thoreau In a mild night, when the harvest or hunter’s moon shines unobstructedly, the houses in our village, whatever architect they may have had by day, acknowledge only a master. Night and Moonlight by Henry David Thoreau

Wilkie Collins The moon was rising dimly in the watery sky; the rain had ceased; the friendly darkness which had hidden the French position from the German scouts was lessening every moment. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Henry Kingsley Just below where they broke over the low rocky barrier, the rising moon showed a hundred silver spangles among the broken eddies. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Gertrude Stein A peaceful life to arise her, noon and moon and moon. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

The moon emerged as he finished, and in a panic he dragged up the loose end, and shrank back from the edge, well back, so that no watcher should see him from the road. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Wilkie Collins The moon was rounding the southern side of the house. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The moon drew clear of the hawthorn. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Towards evening the rain ceased, and the moon rose brightly and without a cloud; but we were certainly tired enough when we got home, having rode in all ten leagues. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

I would go there for what I had to do; there! And then I saw in my fancy one of its rooms, with the moon in it, and — but I soon shut my eyes to that. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

To these things Cleanthes, contending for the conflagration of the world, says, that the sun will make the moon and all the other stars like to himself, and will change them into himself. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

What moon of earth was ever like this of Ulithia?” “If it is a moon,” said Trenmore with no great interest. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope There was no moon now, and the night was very dark. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Wilkie Collins The moon shone full on her as she gave me her hand; Minna standing behind her in the shadow. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The moon was splendid; the stars were glimmering brightly; they looked down like a thousand eyes set upon him, to watch the prowess and perseverance of the man on whom fate had imposed a mission. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

A February night, sharp and bitter; an iron-gray frost below, a spectral melancholy moon above. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

The moon had gone down, and the quest was not easy. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Anthony Trollope The sun no doubt has set in Paradise Row, but the moon remains. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H. Rider Haggard The moon is bright, the sky has cleared, and the snow is hard with frost and fit for the hoofs of horses. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins The moon is queen in the cloudless and starless sky. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Arthur Conan Doyle The moon had broken through the fog, and pouring its light through each opening cast a succession of silvery flickering spots upon the floor. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

H.P. Lovecraft And when the moon came out at last Atal was safe on the lower snows of the mountain without sight of earth’s gods, or of the other gods. The Other Gods by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Jules Verne An observer placed at the bottom of the enormous Columbiad, pointed perpendicularly to the horizon, would have framed the moon in the mouth of the gun. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang Someone told him that he ought to consult the moon, for the moon travelled far, and might be able to tell him something. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I have had two threatening letters; would you mind glancing at them? The moon is so brilliant, one has no difficulty in reading. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

D. H. Lawrence She wanted the moon to fill in to her, she wanted more, more communion with the moon, consummation. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood There was powdered gold in the sky till the moon rose, and then a wind of faint silver spread silently between the earth and stars. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

John Galsworthy The moon gained power and a cold glory, and rose above the trees; the world was alive once more. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

Charles Stur I now halted the party until the moon should rise, and we threw ourselves on the ground to take a temporary repose, the evening being cool and agreeable. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

That the gallant exCaptain Fennel had married Ann Preen just to have a roof over his head, Lavinia felt as sure of as that the moon occasionally shone in the heavens. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

E. F. Benson The moon is red with dust, and because it is low. At Abdul Ali’s Grave by E. F. Benson

William Morris And when they were done, Walter eked his fire, both against the chill of the midnight and dawning, and for a guard against wild beasts, and by that time night was come, and the moon arisen. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

When he came to the isle every night, I hoped the moon would be bright — now I care not whether she rises or sets, whether she is clouded or bright. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Andrew Lang The moon was shining on the distant river, which looked cool and inviting, and the trees of the forest seemed to stretch out their arms and beckon him near. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Morris Actual daylight failed us as we passed through the lovely reaches of Wargrave and Shiplake; but the moon rose behind us presently. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Kate Chopin The moon rays, streaming in through the open door and windows, gave what light was needed to the old black mammy who stood at the table concocting a tisane of fragrant herbs. Short stories by Kate Chopin

George MacDonald The moon appeared as we talked, and now and then, through the leaves, lighted for a quivering moment her beautiful face — full of thought, and a care whose love redeemed and glorified it. Lilith by George MacDonald