It is a suggestive idea to track those worn feet backward through all the paths they have trodden ever since they were the tender and rosy little feet of a baby, and (cold as they now are) were kept warm in his mothers hand. HawthorneThe Marble Faun. Vol. I. Ch. XXI.
Tis all one as if they should make the Standard for the measure, we call a Foot, a Chancellors Foot; what an uncertain Measure would this be! one Chancellor has a long Foot, another a short Foot, a Third an indifferent Foot. Tis the same thing in the Chancellors Conscience. John SeldenTable Talk. Equity.
Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice, stole in and out, As if they feared the light: But oh! she dances such a way! No sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a sight. Sir John SucklingBallad Upon a Wedding. St. 8.