|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Thomas Fuller (16081661)|
|QUOTATION:||He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Life of the Duke of Alva.|
A fiery soul, which, working out its way,
Fretted the pigmy-body to decay,
And oer-informd the tenement of clay.
John Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel, part i. line 156. [back]