Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
No autumn, nor no age, ever approach This heavenly piece, which, Nature having wrought, She lost her needle. Massinger and Field.Fatal Dowry, Act II. Scene 2. 1
I think Nature hath lost the mould Where she her shape did take; Or else I doubt if Nature could So fair a creature make. Anonymous.Gilfillans Specimens of the less known British Poets, Vol. I. Page 132. 2
There camps his son: of all his following Is none so beauteous: Nature broke the mould In which she cast him. Ariosto.The Orlando Furioso, Canto X. Stanza 84. (Roses Translation.) 3
Nature, despairing eer to make the like, Brake suddenly the mould in which twas fashiond. Massinger.The Parliament of Love, Act V. Scene last. 4 Sighing that Nature formed but one such man, And broke the diein moulding Sheridan. Byron.Monody on the Death of R. B. Sheridan. 5