|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|And after the fire a still small voice.|
1 Kings, Chap. xix. Ver. 12.
|With voices sweet entuned, and so small,|
That methought it the sweetest melody
That ever I heard in my life.
Chaucer.Flower and Leaf.
|At every close she made, th attending throng|
Replyd, and love the burden of the song:
So just, so small, yet in so sweet a note,
It seemd the music melted in the throat.
Dryden.His version of Chaucers Flower and Leaf.
|The world cant hear the still small voice,|
Such is its bustle and its noise.
Green.On Barclays Apology.
|The still small voice of gratitude.|
Gray.For Music, Stanza 5.
|The still small voice is wanted.|
Cowper.The Task, Book V. Line 685.
|I hear a voice you cannot hear,|
Which says, I must not stay;
I see a hand you cannot see,
Which beckons me away.
Tickell.Colin and Lucy, Verse 4.
|The stranger at my fireside cannot see|
The forms I see, nor hear the sounds I hear.
Longfellow.Birds of Passage. (The Haunted House.)
|The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.|
Psalm vi. Ver. 8. (Prayer Book Version.)
|O, he was gentle, mild, and virtuous!|
Shakespeare.King Richard III., Act I. Scene 2. (Anne to Gloster.)
|Her voice was ever soft,|
Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman.
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act V. Scene 3. (Lear referring to the Death of Cordelia.)
|The peoples voice is odd,|
It is, and it is not, the voice of God.
Pope.To Augustus, Book II. Epi. I. Line 89.
| [Vox populi vox Dei is quoted as a proverb in the twelfth century. Rileys Dict. of Classical Quotations, 506.]|| 13|