|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!|
St. James, Gen. Ep. Chap. iii. Ver. 5.
|Fire thats closest kept burns most of all.|
Shakespeare.Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I. Scene 2. (Lucetta.)
|As from one fatal spark arise|
The flames, aspiring to the skies,
And all the crackling wood consumes.
Wheelwrights Pindar.3rd Pythian Ode. Line 66.
|A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.|
Herrick.Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 152. Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part III. Act IV. Scene 8. (Clifford to Warwick.)
|From little spark may burst a mighty flame.|
Dante.Paradiso, Canto I. Line 34. (Wright.)
|From small fires comes oft no small mishap.|
George Herbert.The Temple Artillery.
|Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand,|
They rave, recite, and madden round the land.
Pope.Prologue to Satires.
|And where two raging fires meet together,|
They do consume the thing that feeds their fury.
Shakespeare.Taming of the Shrew, Act II. Scene 1. (Petruchio to his Father-in-law.)
|The living ray of intellectual fire.|
Falconer.The Shipwreck, Line 104.