|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The gay motes that people the sunbeams.|
Milton.Il Penseroso, Line 8.
|Like motes dependent on the sunny beam.|
Hood.Midsummer Fairies, Verse 23.
|And dance, as motes in his meridian ray.|
Dr. Young.Night VIII. Line 1545.
|The whirling motes are seen uprising oer|
The burning sand that glitters on the shore,
Twisting around, across, below, above,
As drawn by some resistless, hidden love:
A fiery column forming in their flight,
And dancing in the beam of broad sun-light.
Lamartine.The Revds. Evans and Swifts transl. of Lamartines Poem of Jocelyn.