The time of universal peace is near.
Prove this a prosp'rous day,
the three-nooked world
Shall bear the olive freely.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Caesar, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 4, sc. 6, l. 4-6.
Anticipating peace; "Prove this" means "If this prove"; " three-nooked" means three-cornered.