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


So I had known whelps like dogs, so kids like their dams: thus I was wont to compare great things with small.
Davidson’s Virgil, by Buckley, Page 2.

So, if great things to small may be compar’d,
Xerxes, the liberty of Greece to yoke,
From Susa, his Memnonian palace high,
Came to the sea; and, over Hellespont
Bridging his way, Europe with Asia joined,
And scourged with many a stroke the indignant waves.
Milton.—Par. Lost, Book X.

If I may be allowed to compare little matters with great ones, Anapis also loved me.
Riley’s Ovid.—Meta., Page 174.