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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Wool
 
The gods have feet of wool. Dii laneos habent pedes.
#  [A grand old proverb, finely expressing the noiseless approach of the divine judgments, and is true for others, but not for those who have a listening ear.—Archb. Trench’s Notes on the Parables of our Lord, Page 338, Ed. 9th.]
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Hœder, the blind old god whose feet are shod with silence.
        Longfellow.—Tegner’s Drapa, Verse 6. (By the Fireside.)
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Like footsteps upon wool.
        Tennyson.—Ænone, near the end.
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