|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Sinuous or straight, now rapid, and now slow;|
Now murmuring soft, now roaring in cascades.
Cowper.The Task, Book III. Line 778.
|By the side of a murmuring stream,|
An elderly gentleman sat,
On the top of his head was his wig,
And a-top of his wig was his hat.
Anonymous.The first verse of a song, which may be found in the Vocal Cabinet, Vol. I. Page 44; Publ. by Thomas Kelly, 17 Paternoster Row, A.D. 1820.