William Shakespeare - Numbers 23:22 - Numbers 24:8 - Job 39:9-11 - Psalms 29:6 - Isaiah 34:1-9 - Isaiah 34:7 - Terry Pratchett - Jim Butcher - Peter S Beagle - James Thurber - MS Inscription -
Now I will believe
That there are unicorns. William Shakespeare, The Tempest III iii 21-22, Sebastian
God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn. Numbers 23:22
God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows. Numbers 24:8
Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? Or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? Job 39:9-11
He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. Psalms 29:6
Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. Isaiah 34:1-9
And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. Isaiah 34:7
I thought unicorns were more ... fluffy. Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies
‘Unicorns,’ I said. ‘Very dangerous. You go first.’ Jim Butcher, Summer Knight
I am the only Unicorn there is? The Last? ... That cannot be. Why would I be the last? What do men know? Because they have seen no unicorns for a while does not mean we have all vanished. We do not vanish. Peter S Beagle, The Last Unicorn, 1982
Once upon a sunny morning a man who sat in a breakfast nook looked up from his scrambled eggs to see a white unicorn with a golden horn quietly cropping the roses in the garden. James Thurber, The Unicorn in the Garden
The lion and the unicorn
Were fighting for the crown;
The lion beat the unicorn
All round the town. MS inscription c.1691