|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|My feet, they haul me Round the House,|
They Hoist me up the Stairs;
I only have to steer them, and
They Ride me Everywheres.
Gelett BurgessMy Feet.
| And the prettiest foot! Oh, if a man could but fasten his eyes to her feet, as they steal in and out, and play at bo-peep under her petticoats!|
CongreveLove for Love. Act I. Sc. 1.
| 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.
|Better a barefoot than none.|
|Her pretty feet|
Like snails did creep
A little out, and then,
As if they played at bo-peep
Did soon draw in agen.
HerrickUpon her Feet.
|Feet that run on willing errands!|
LongfellowHiawatha. Pt. X. Hiawathas Wooing. L. 33.
| 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.
|Nay, her foot speaks.|
Troilus and Cressida. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 56.
| O, so light a foot|
Will neer wear out the everlasting flint.
Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 6. L. 16.
| O happy earth,|
Whereon thy innocent feet doe ever tread!
SpenserFaerie Queene. Bk. I. Canto X. St. 9.
|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.
|And feet like sunny gems on an English green.|
TennysonMaud. Pt. V. St. 2.