1. How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. 2. When the moon shone we did not see the candle; So doth the greater glory dim the less. Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act V. Scene 1. (Portia and Nerissa.)
He that adds anything to you, tis done Like his that lights a candle to the sun. Fletcher.To Sir Walter Aston, Line 19. Beaumont and Fletcher.Vol. II. Page 13. Dr. Young.Love of Fame, Sat. 7, Line 98.