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For most of the attested coinages, the number of actual occurrences ranges between 1 and 10, but vasty, fairyland, plumpy, poetaster, might-have-been, and serendipity are used much more frequently.
[...] And Wordsworth, in a rather long "Excursion" (I think the quarto holds five hundred pages) Has given a sample from the vasty version Of his new system to perplex the sages; 'T is poetry-at least by his assertion, [...] And he who understands it would be able To add a story to the Tower of Babel.
If you regularly venture into the vasty deep or far from the beaten path, it may be well past time to invest in a satellite phone.
He should have remembered what Glendower told Harry Hotspur: "I can call spirits from the vasty deep." To which Hotspur replied: "Why, so can I, or so can any man; but will they come when you do call for them?" The answer for our witch was No.
(12.) Ban Ki-moon, Progress Report of the Secretary-General on Peacebuilding in the Immediate Aftermath of Conflict (New York: United Nations, 2010); UN, A New Partnership Agenda: Charting a New Horizon for UN Peacekeeping (New York: UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Department of Field Support, July 2009); Eric Morris, Conjuring Spirits from the Vasty Deep: A User's Guide to Proposals for Strengthening UN Civilian Capacity in Peace Operations (Stanford: Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, May 2010); Solli et al., Bottlenecks to Deployment; de Coning, Civilian Capacity.
In Henry V, Shakespeare invokes "a muse of fire" in the opening lines to make "this little wooden 'O' [the Globe Theatre] encompass the vasty (battle)fields of France." My students and I came to conclude that stories help us keep the peace.
Secretary Geithner's first principle sounds much like Glendower's boast to Hotspur in William Shakespeare's Henry IV that he "can call spirits from the vasty deep." To which we may be forgiven for rejoining with Hotspur, "But will they come when you do call for them?"
In Shakespeare's Henry IV, Owen Glendower, a mystical Welshman, announces, "I can call spirits from the vasty deep," to which Hotspur, a practical Englishman, replies, "Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?" (2) If the judicial branch is so weak, why will Americans pay attention when judges hold a statute unconstitutional?
My brave assault on Maryland-this knight-errantry of Innocence and Art--sure, I see now 'twas an edifice raised not e'en on sand but on the black and vasty zephyrs of the Pit.
Hotspur ridiculed Glendower, who was dressed as a magus, and his tales of his nativity and ability to call spirits from the "vasty deep" (51).
Benkenstein is the vasty experienced, highly decorated Zimbabwean-born former South African international, who does not do anything on a cricket pitch without weighing it up first.
IN HENRY IV, PART 1, the mystical and fiery Welshman Owen Glen-dower boasts that "I can call spirits from the vasty deep." Hotspur retorts, "Why, so can I, or so can any man; but will they come when you do call for them?"