|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Fesaunt excedeth all fowles in sweetnesse and holsomnesse, and is equall to capon in nourishynge.|
Sir T. ElyotThe Castle of Helth. Ch. VIII.
| The fesant hens of Colchis, which have two ears as it were consisting of feathers, which they will set up and lay down as they list.|
PlinyNatural History. Bk. X. Ch. XLVIII. Hollands trans.
|See! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs,|
And mounts exulting on triumphant wings:
Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound,
Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground.
PopeWindsor Forest. L. 111.