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


The gods have feet of wool. Dii laneos habent pedes.
#[A grand old proverb, finely expressing the noiseless approach of the divine judgments, and is true for others, but not for those who have a listening ear.—Archb. Trench’s Notes on the Parables of our Lord, Page 338, Ed. 9th.]

Hœder, the blind old god whose feet are shod with silence.
Longfellow.—Tegner’s Drapa, Verse 6. (By the Fireside.)

Like footsteps upon wool.
Tennyson.—Ænone, near the end.