|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!|
Confusion on thy banners wait,
Though fannd by conquests crimson wing,
They mock the air with idle state.
Gray.The Bard, Line 1.
|Mocking the air with colours idly spread.|
Shakespeare.King John, Act V. Scene 1.