|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|The falcon and the dove sit there together,|
And th one of them doth prune the others feather.
|Say, will the falcon, stooping from above,|
Smit with her varying plumage, spare the dove?
Admires the jay the insects gilded wings?
Or hears the hawk when Philomela sings?
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. III. L. 53.
|A falcon, towring in her pride of place,|
Was by a mousing owl hawkd at and killd.
Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 12.
|My falcon now is sharp, and passing empty;|
And till she stoop, she must not be full-gorgd,
For then she never looks upon her lure.
Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 193.