|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Like those of angels, short and far between.|
|Like angel-visits, few and far between.|
Campbell.Pleasures of Hope, Part II.
|Like angels visits, short and bright.|
John Norris.Born 1657, died 1711; Author of Poems, Essays, Letters, and Discourses, &c.; and the thought appears again in his Elegy on his Niece, where we read
Angels, as tis but seldom they appear,
So neither do they make long stay;
They do but visit, and away.
See The Christian Poet, 1828, by James Montgomery.
|So few and rare between.|
Hesiod.On Works, Div. II. Line 398. (Valpys Ed. translated by Elton.)