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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Martlet
 
                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.
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            This guest of summer,
The temple-haunting martlet, does approve,
By his lov’d mansionry, that the heaven’s 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 observ’d,
The air is delicate.
        Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 6. L. 3.
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