|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Light they dispense; and with them go|
The Summer friend.
Gray.Ode to Adversity, Stanza III. Verse 5.
|The swarm that in thy noontide beam were born,|
Gone to salute the rising moon.
Gray.The Bard, II.2.
| For men, like butterflies,|
Show not their mealy wings but to the summer.
Shakespeare.Troilus and Cressida, Act III. Scene 3.
|2nd Lord.The swallow follows not summer more willing than we your lordship.|
Timon.Nor more willingly leaves in winter; such summer birds are men.
Shakespeare.Timon of Athens, Act III. Scene 6.
|One cloud of winter showers,|
These flies are couchd.
Shakespeare.Timon of Athens, Act II. Scene 2. (Flavius to Timon.)