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


A land flowing with milk and honey.
Numbers, Chap. xiv. Verse 13.

May the Himera flow with milk instead of water! May the fountain of Sybaris flow with honey!
Banks’ Theocritus.—Idyll V. Page 32.

1.Let Sporus tremble—
2.What! that thing of silk!
Sporus, that mere white curd of ass’s milk!
Pope.—Epi. to Arbuthnot, Line 305.

The crust removed, her cheeks as smooth as silk,
Are polish’d with a wash of ass’s milk.
Juvenal.—Sat. VI. (Dryden.)