A torch for me: let wantons, light of heart, Tickle the senseless rushes with their heels; For I am proverb'd with a grandsire phrase,— I'll be a candle-holder and look on,— The game was ne'er so fair, and I am done. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
She is a hard worker, an early riser, and fond of quoting the proverb, "The early bird gets the worm."
It takes a village to raise a child, goes the African proverb.
My mother, equally big on little proverbs, often said, oh, what a tangled web we weave, a little lie will lead to a big one; a child who cheats in school will grow up to steal.
Jill McCorkle -- Ferris Beach
NW: Well, it did thicken the proverbial plot.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
I fear it like the proverbial blind man who`s afraid of the dark.