Careful Words

cool (n.)

cool (v.)

cool (adj.)

  But with the morning cool reflection came.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832): Chronicles of the Canongate. Chap. iv.

Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife

Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray;

Along the cool sequester'd vale of life

They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.

Thomas Gray (1716-1771): Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 19.

In sober state,

Through the sequestered vale of rural life,

The venerable patriarch guileless held

The tenor of his way.

Beilby Porteus (1731-1808): Death. Line 108.

  Napoleon's troops fought in bright fields, where every helmet caught some gleams of glory; but the British soldier conquered under the cool shade of aristocracy. No honours awaited his daring, no despatch gave his name to the applauses of his countrymen; his life of danger and hardship was uncheered by hope, his death unnoticed.

Sir W F P Napier (1785-1860): Peninsular War (1810). Vol. ii. Book xi. Chap. iii.

Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,

The bridal of the earth and sky.

George Herbert (1593-1632): Virtue.