Quotation by Shakespeare

The god of this great vast, rebuke these surges,
Which wash both heaven and hell; and thou that hast
Upon the winds command, bind them in brass,
Having called them from the deep! O, still
Thy deaf'ning dreadful thunders, gently quench
Thy nimble sulphurous flashes!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Pericles, in Pericles, act 3, sc. 1, l. 1-6.

Pericles is imagined as on shipboard in a storm; "vast" = huge desolate sea (suggesting also "waste").
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