|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Circles and right lines limit and close all bodies, and the mortal right-lined circle must conclude and shut up all.|
Sir Thomas BrowneHydriotaphia. Ch. V.
| A circle may be small, yet it may be as mathematically beautiful and perfect as a large one.|
| The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world.|
|As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake;|
The centre movd, a circle straight succeeds,
Another still, and still another spreads.
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 364.
|As on the smooth expanse of crystal lakes|
The sinking stone at first a circle makes;
The trembling surface by the motion stirrd,
Spreads in a second circle, then a third;
Wide, and more wide, the floating rings advance,
Fill all the watery plain, and to the margin dance.
PopeTemple of Fame. L. 436.
|Im up and down and round about,|
Yet all the world cant find me out;
Though hundreds have employed their leisure,
They never yet could find my measure.
SwiftOn a Circle.
|I watchd the little circles die;|
They past into the level flood.
TennysonThe Millers Daughter. St. 10.
| On the lecture slate|
The circle rounded under female hands
With flawless demonstration.
TennysonThe Princess. II. L. 349.
|Circles are praised, not that abound|
In largeness, but the exactly round.
Edmund WallerLong and Short Life.