|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|A horrid stillness first invades the ear,|
And in that silence we the tempest fear.
Dryden.Astrea Redux, Line 7.
|Stillness, with Silence at her back, entered the solitary parlour, and drew their gauzy mantle over my Uncle Tobys head; and Listlessness, with her lax fibre and undirected eye, sat quietly down beside him in his arm-chair.|
Sterne.Tristram Shandy, Vol. VI. Chap. XXXIV.