Random bits of literature

… and his queen,
Guenevere the gay, seated in their midst; (…)
With jewels as rich as an emperor’s ransom –
And the queen
Watching with shining
Gray eyes, seemed
As beautiful a lady
As a man could have seen.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, 14th century ballad
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Her hair is auburn, mine is perfect yellow:
If that be all the difference in his love,
I’ll get me such a colour’d periwig.
Her eyes are grey as glass, and so are mine:
Ay, but her forehead’s low, and mine’s as high.

Julia, from Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verone
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And all my days are trances,
And all my nightly dreams
Are where thy grey eye glances,
And where thy footstep gleams–
In what ethereal dances,
By what eternal streams.

fragment from Edgar Allan Poe’s “To One In Paradise”
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I SAW old General at bay;
(Old as he was, his grey eyes yet shone out in battle like stars;)

from Walt Whitman’s poem “I saw Old General at Bay”
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“Blue was her rainment as the unclouded heaven, but her eyes were gray as the starlit evening; her mantle was sown with golden flowers but her hair was dark as the shadows of twilight.”

Lúthien Tinúviel, as described in the 21st chapter of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion
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And here in the wild I have you: two halflings, and a host of men at my call, and the Ring of Rings. A pretty stroke of fortune! A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality! Ha!’ He stood up, very tall and stern, his grey eyes glinting.

Faramir, as described in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Two Towers
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A poet a mes heures, I composed a madrigal to the soot-black lashes of her pale-gray vacant eyes, to the five asymmetrical freckles of her bobbed nose, to the blond down of her brown limbs.

Humbert Humbert, describing Lolita in Nabokov’s homonymous book
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He was a head taller than his father, taller than anyone else inn the district, and had little of Tam in him physically, except perhaps for a breadth of shoulder. Gray eyes and a reddish tinge to his hair came from his mother, so did Tam say.

Rand Al’Thor, as described in the first volume of the Wheel of Time series, by Robert Jordan
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At the launch of Goblet of Fire at King’s Cross, London, I shook hands with a woman who leaned forward and whispered conspiratorially, ‘Sirius Black is sexy, right?’ And yes, of course she was right, as the Immeritus club know. The best-looking, most rebellious, most dangerous of the four marauders… and to answer one burning question on the discussion boards, his eyes are grey.

J. K. Rowling, on the appearance of Sirius Black

(2:30 am. will get a life soon, so i will. sorry for the stupid dots, but i’m currently unable to find a smarter solution for keeping the page tidy.)

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