|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Meanwhile, there is dancing in yonder green bower,|
A swarm of young midges, they dance high and low;
Tis a sweet little species that lives but one hour,
And the eldest was born half an hour ago.
Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)Midges.
|The midges wing beats to and fro|
A thousand times ere one can utter O.
Coventry PatmoreThe Cry at Midnight.