Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s 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,
Stream’d like a meteor to the troubled air.
Gray.—The Bard, I–II., Line 5.

This hairy meteor did denounce,
The fall of sceptres and of crowns.
Butler.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto I. Line 247.