|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| The martlet|
Builds in the weather on the outward wall,
Even in the force and road of casualty.
Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 9. L. 28.
| This guest of summer,|
The temple-haunting martlet, does approve,
By his lovd mansionry, that the heavens breath
Smells wooingly here; no jutty, frieze,
Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird
Hath made its pendent bed, and procreant cradle:
Where they most breed and haunt, I have observd,
The air is delicate.
Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 6. L. 3.