|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|But as a dog that turns the spit|
Bestirs himself, and plies his feet
To climb the wheel, but all in vain,
His own weight brings him down again,
And still hes in the self-same place
Where at his setting out he was.
Butler.Hudibras, Part II. Canto III. Line 209.