|Yet in oure asshen olde is fyr yreke.|
ChaucerCanterbury Tales. The Reves Prologue. L. 3,881.
|Words pregnant with celestial fire.|
|Een from the tomb the voice of nature cries,|
Een in our ashes live their wonted fires.
GrayElegy in a Country Churchyard. 23. Gray says it was suggested by PetrarchSonnet. 169. Same phrase in ShakespeareAntony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2.
|Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire.|
|A crooked log makes a straight fire.|
|Well may he smell fire, whose gown burns.|
|Tua res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet.|
Your own property is concerned when your neighbors house is on fire.
HoraceEpistles. I. 18. 84.
|The burnt child dreads the fire.|
Ben JonsonThe Devil is an Ass. Act I. Sc. 2.
|How great a matter a little fire kindleth!|
James. III. 5.
| Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by Gods grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.|
LatimerThe Martyrdom. P. 523.
| There can no great smoke arise, but there must be some fire.|
LylyEuphues and his Emphbus. P. 153. (Arbers Reprint.)
|All the fatts in the fire.|
MarstonWhat You Will. 1607.
|Whirlwinds of tempestuous fire.|
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. I. L. 77.
| They lepe lyke a flounder out of a fryenge panne into the fyre.|
Thomas MoreDial. Bk. II. Ch. I. Folio LXIII. b.
|Dare pondus idonea fumo.|
Fit to give weight to smoke.
PersiusSatires. V. 20.
|Out of the frying pan into the fire.|
Idea in PlatoDe Repub. VIII. P. 569. B. TheodoretTherap. III. 773.
|Flamma fumo est proxima.|
Flame is very near to smoke.
PlautusCurculio. Act I. 1. 53.
|Divert her eyes with pictures in the fire.|
PopeEpistle to Mrs. Teresa Blount, on her leaving the Town after the Coronation.
|Heap coals of fire upon his head.|
Proverbs. XXV. 22.
|Parva sæpe scintilla contempta magnum excitavit incendium.|
A spark neglected has often raised a conflagration.
Quintus Curtius RufusDe Rebus Gestis Alexandria Magni. VI. 3. 11.
|A little fire is quickly trodden out;|
Which, being sufterd, rivers cannot quench.
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act IV. Sc. 8. L. 6.
|The fire i the flint|
Shows not till it be struck.
Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 22.
|Fire thats closest kept burns most of all.|
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 30.
| In ashes of despaire, though burnt, shall make thee live.|
Sir Philip SidneyArcadia.
|O joy! that in our embers|
Is something that doth live.
WordsworthOde. IV. 53. (Knights ed.)