|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Before you begin, said Peter Peebles, Ill thank you to order me a morsel of bread and cheese, or some cauld meat, or broth, or the like alimentary provision.|
Scott.Redgauntlet, Letter XIII.
|Chafe the limb, and pour the fragrant oil.|
Scott.Waverley, Chap. XX.
|From room to room their eager view they bend:|
Thence to the bath, a beauteous pile, descend;
Where a bright damsel-train attend the guests
With liquid odours, and embroiderd vests.
Pope.Odyssey, Book IV. Line 57.
|Your other task, ye menial train, forbear:|
Now wash the stranger, and the bed prepare;
With splendid palls the downy fleece adorn:
Uprising early with the purple morn,
His sinews shrunk with age, and stiff with toil,
In the warm bath foment with fragrant oil.
Pope.Odyssey, Book XIX. Line 362.
|The nymph dismissd him (odorous garments given.)|
And bathed in fragrant oils that breathed of heaven.
Pope.Odyssey, Book V. Line 335.
|The train prepare a cruse of curious mold,|
A cruse of fragrance, formd of burnishd gold;
Odour divine! whose soft refreshing streams
Sleek the smooth skin, and scent the snowy limbs.
Pope.Odyssey, Book VI. Line 91.