|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| We see spiders, flies, or ants entombed and preserved forever in amber, a more than royal tomb.|
BaconHistoria Vitæ et Mortis.
| It was prettily devised of Æsop: The fly sat upon the axle-tree of the chariot-wheel, and said, What a dust do I raise!|
BaconOf Vain-Glory, attributed to Æsop but found in Fables of Laurentius Abstemius.
| We see how flies, and spiders, and the like, get a sepulchre in amber, more durable than the monument and embalming of the body of any king.|
BaconSylvia Sylvarum. Century I. Experiment 100.
|Haceos miel, y paparos han moscas.|
Make yourself honey and the flies will devour you.
CervantesDon Quixote. II. 43.
|The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets.|
GayThe Beggars Opera. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 35.
|To a boiling pot flies come not.|
|I saw a flie within a beade|
Of amber cleanly buried.
HerrickThe Amber Bead.
| The Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt.|
Isaiah. VII. 18.
|A fly sat on the chariot wheel|
And said what a dust I raise.
La FontaineFables. Bk. VII. 9. Phædrus. III. 6. Musca et Mula.
|Busy, curious, thirsty fly,|
Drink with me and drink as I!
Freely welcome to my cup,
Couldst thou sip and sip it up;
Make the most of life you may;
Life is short and wears away.
William OldysThe Fly.
|Oh! that the memories which survive us here|
Were half so lovely as these wings of thine!
Pure relics of a blameless life, that shine
Now thou art gone.
Charles (Tennyson) TurnerOn Finding a Small Fly Crushed in a Book.
Heres a fly,
Let us watch him. you and I,
How he crawls
Up the walls
Yet he never falls.
Theodore TiltonBaby Bye.