|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Come on, my lords, the better foot before.|
Shakespeare.Titus Andronicus, Act II. Scene 4. (Aaron with Quintus and Martius.)
|Nay, but make haste: the better foot before.|
Shakespeare.King John, Act IV. Scene 2. (The King.)
| So light a foot|
Will neer wear out the everlasting flint.
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 6. (The Friar as Juliet enters.)
|So lightly walks, she not one mark imprints,|
Nor brushes off the dews, nor soils the tints.
Churchill.Gotham, Book II. Line 217.