See to it that the life ceaseth which is only suffering!
Thomas Hobbes ascribed to mankind a "perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death."
The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law: for we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.
But an the King be the contrary of this, he never ceaseth from misfortunes and calamities, he and the people of his realm, for that his oppression embraceth both stranger far and kinsman near and there cometh to pass with him that which befel the unjust King with the pilgrim Prince.
Amongst other places, we came to an island abounding in cloves67 and cinnamon and pepper; and the country people told me that by the side of each pepper-bunch groweth a great leaf which shadeth it from the sun and casteth the water off it in the wet season; but, when the rain ceaseth the leaf turneth over and droopeth down by the side of the bunch. 68
“Yes,” and she rejoined, “Thou sayest sooth; for she ceaseth not continually to name thee.”
“Become a Moslem, and thou shalt be safe from the Ghul and from the vengeance of the Living One who ceaseth not.”
Whereupon they arose and fared to the bath and took their pleasure therein; after which they returned to their palace and there abode in the fulness of enjoyment, till there came to them the Destroyer of Delights and the Sunderer of societies; and glory be to Him who changeth not neither ceaseth, and to whom everything returneth!
And ceaseth not my heart to yearn her mystery208 to espy.