|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
The imperial ensign; which, full high advanced,
Shone like a meteor, streaming to the wind.
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book I. Line 535.
|Loose his beard and hoary hair,|
Streamd like a meteor to the troubled air.
Gray.The Bard, III., Line 5.
|This hairy meteor did denounce,|
The fall of sceptres and of crowns.
Butler.Hudibras, Part I. Canto I. Line 247.