|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|A fiery soul, which, working out its way,|
Fretted the pigmy body to decay,
And oer-informd the tenement of clay.
Dryden.Absalom and Achitophel, Part I. Line 156.
|The unreachd Paradise of our despair,|
Which oer-informs the pencil and the pen,
And overpowers the page where it would bloom again.
Byron.Childe Harold, Canto IV. Stanza 122. Line 7.
|Nature strips her garment gay,|
And wears the vesture of decay.
Logan.The Country in Autumn.
|Sinks to the grave with unperceived decay,|
While resignation gently slopes the way.
Goldsmith.The Deserted Village, Line 109.
|So peaceful shalt thou end thy blissful days,|
And steal thyself from life by slow decays.
Pope.The Odyssey, Book XI. Line 164.
|Those domes where Cæsars once bore sway,|
Defaced by time, and tottering in decay.
Goldsmith.The Traveller, Line 159.