Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Their poet, a sad trimmer, but no less In company a very pleasant fellow, Had been the favorite of full many a mess Of men, and made them speeches when half mellow; And though his meaning they could rarely guess, Yet still they deignd to hiccup or to bellow The glorious meed of popular applause, Of which the first neer knows the second cause. ByronDon Juan. Canto III. St. 82.
Some shout him, and some hang upon his car, To gaze in his eyes, and bless him. Maidens wave Their kerchiefs, and old women weep for joy; While others, not so satisfied, unhorse The gilded equipage, and turning loose His steeds, usurp a place they well deserve. CowperThe Task. Bk. VI. L. 708.
There was ease in Caseys manner as he stept into his place, There was pride in Caseys bearing and a smile on Caseys face, And when responding to the cheers he lightly doft his hat, No stranger in the crowd could doubt, t was Casey at the bat. Ernest L. ThayerCasey at the Bat.
I have seen the dumb men throng to see him, and The blind to hear him speak: matrons flung gloves, Ladies and maids their scarfs and handkerchers Upon him as he passed; the nobles bended, As to Joves statue, and the commons made A shower and thunder with their caps and shouts. Coriolanus. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 278.