|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|There was a sound of revelry by night,|
And Belgiums capital had gatherd then
Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright
The lamps shone oer fair women and brave men:
A thousand hearts beat happily; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
Soft eyes lookd love to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage bell.
Byron.Childe Harold, Canto III. Stanza 21.
|A bevy of fair women, richly gay|
In gems and wanton dress.
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book XI.