- The French are delicate, and nicely lead Of close intrigue the labyrinthian thread; Our genius more affects the grand, than fine, Our strength can make the great plain action shine: They raise a great curiosity indeed, From his dark maze to see the hero freed; We rouse thÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ affections, and that hero show Gasping beneath some formidable blow: They sigh; we weep: the Gallic doubt and care We heighten into terror and despair; Strike home, the strongest passions boldly touch, Nor fear our audience should be pleasÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ d too much. - "The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2", Edward Young.
- In the river Colorado- is the labyrinthian terrifying chasm, filled with the terrific rush and deafening roar of the pounding waters, of the turbulent tidal waters laboring under the mighty swells from the tempestuous ocean. - "Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History", F. C. Grable.
- Before the end of Steve's first year in his wilderness retreat he had become as conversant with every nook and corner of its labyrinthian recesses as the oldest guides in the region. - "Between Whiles", Helen Hunt Jackson.