|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Water turned to wine.|
St. John, Chap. ii. Verses 310.
|Vidit et erubuit lympha pudica Deum.|
Crashaw.Epigrammata Sacra, 1634.
|Thou water turnst to wine (fair friend of life);|
Thy foe, to cross the sweet arts of thy reign,
Distils from thence the tears of wrath and strife,
And so turns wine to water back again.
|The conscious water saw its God, and blushed.|
Boswells Johnson, 1778, Chapter LXV. Crokers edition.
|Reach with your whiter hands to me,|
Some crystal of the spring;
And I about the cup shall see
Fresh lilies flourishing.
Or else, sweet nymphs, do you but this,
To the glass your lips incline;
And I shall see, by that one kiss,
The water turnd to wine.
Herrick.The Hesperides to the Water Nymph, No. 318.
|Water, water, everywhere,|
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink!
Coleridge.The Ancient Mariner, Part II. Verse 9.
|Unstable as water thou shalt not excel.|
Genesis, Chap. xlix. Ver. 4. (Jacob to Reuben.)