Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Who shut up the sea with doors, and said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
Job.—Chap. xxxviii. Verses 8–11.

Thou hast set them their bounds, which they shall not pass: neither turn again to cover the earth.
Psalm civ. Ver. 9.

Fear ye not me? Will ye not tremble at my presence? which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea.
Jeremiah, Chap. v. Ver. 22.

The firstè Mover of the cause above,
When he first made the fairè chain of love,
Great was th’ effect, and high was his intent;
Well wist he why, and what thereof he meant;
For with that fairè chain of love he bond
The fire, the air, the water, and the lond
In certain bondès, that they may not flee.
Chaucer.—The Knight’s Tale, Line 2989.