|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Lives of great men all remind us,|
We can make our lives sublime;
And, departing leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
Longfellow.Psalm of Life, Verse 7.
|A foot more light, a step more true,|
Neer from the heath-flower dashed the dew;
Een the slight harebell raised its head,
Elastic from her airy tread.
Scott.The Lady of the Lake, Canto I. Stanza 18.
|The flower she touched on dipped and rose.|
Tennyson.The Talking Oak, Verse 33.
|The grass stoops not, she treads on it so light.|
Shakespeare.Venus and Adonis, Stanza 172.
|Dance on the sands, and yet no footing seen.|
Shakespeare.Venus and Adonis, Stanza 25.
|And ye that on the sands with printless foot|
Do chase the ebbing Neptune.
Shakespeare.Tempest, Act V. Scene 1.
|As if the wind, not she, did walk,|
Nor pressed a flower, nor bowed a stalk.
Ben Jonson.Vision of Delight.
|For other print her airy step neer left,|
Her treading would not bend a blade of grass,
Or shake the downy blow-ball from his stalk!
Ben Jonson.The Sad Shepherd.
|Whilst from off the waters fleet,|
Thus I set my printless feet
Oer the cowslips velvet head,
That bends not as I tread.
Milton.Comus. (Sabrina to the Spirit.)