|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings.|
Isaiah, Chap. lii. Ver. 7.
|Whose feet they hurt in the stocks: the iron entered into his soul.|
Psalm cv. Ver. 18.
|I heard his chains upon his legs as he turned his body to lay his little stick upon the bundle. He gave a deep sigh; I saw the iron enter into his soul.|
Sterne.Sent. Journey: The Captive.
|Who of you, then, would announce to those within the wished-for presence of our common feet.|
Sophocles.Trans. by Buckley. (Electra.)
|O thou that hast the most welcome service of the feet.|
Sophocles.Trans. by Buckley.
|Her feet, beneath her petticoat,|
Like little mice, stole in and out,
As if they feard the light;
But oh! she dances such a way,
No sun upon an Easter-day
Is half so fine a sight.
Sir John Suckling.A Ballad upon a Wedding. Verse 8.
|And the prettiest foot; Oh if a man could but fasten his eyes to her feet as they steal in and out, and play at bo-peep under her petticoats, Ah! Mr. Trapland?|
Congreve.Love for Love, Act I. Scene 5. Valentine to Trapland. (Suckling died before Congreve was born.)
|Her pretty feet like snails do creep|
A little out, and then,
As if they played at bo-peep,
Did soon draw in again.
Herrick.The Hesperides, Amatory Odes, No. 207.