|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The Delphic oracle commanded Athens to defend herself behind wooden walls. She did so, and Themistocles obtained a complete and brilliant victory over the Persians.|
Rollin.Ancient History, Preface, Page xix. (Plutarch in Demosthenes, Page 854.)
|About our isle he builds a wall.|
Waller.Of Lady Mary, Princess of Orange.
|A wall! like that which Athens had,|
By th oracles advice, of wood.
Waller.Of Lady Mary, Princess of Orange, last Verse.
|Theres not a ship that sails the ocean,|
But every climate every soil,
Must bring its tribute great or small
And help to build the wooden wall.
Longfellow.By the Seaside; the building of the ship.