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

Summer Friends

Light they dispense; and with them go
The Summer friend.
Gray.—Ode to Adversity, Stanza III. Verse 5.

The swarm that in thy noontide beam were born,
Gone to salute the rising moon.
Gray.—The Bard, II.—2.

For men, like butterflies,
Show not their mealy wings but to the summer.
Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act III. Scene 3.

2nd Lord.—The swallow follows not summer more willing than we your lordship.
Timon.—Nor more willingly leaves in winter; such summer birds are men.
Shakespeare.—Timon of Athens, Act III. Scene 6.

One cloud of winter showers,
These flies are couch’d.
Shakespeare.—Timon of Athens, Act II. Scene 2. (Flavius to Timon.)