Dead flies causethe ointment of theapothecary tosend forth a stinking
savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for
wisdom and honour. Bible (Old Testament) Ecclesiastes10:1.
will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the
people, and gather you out of the countries wherein
you have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you
before the heathen. And ye shall know that I am the L, when I
shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the
country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to
your fathers. And there shall ye remember your ways,
and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled;
and ye shall loath yourselves in your own sight for all
your evils that ye have committed. Bible (Old Testament) ORDEzekiel 20:41^3.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith
shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing,
but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Bible (NewTestament) St Matthew 5:13.
Then come on, come on, and yield A savour like unto
a blessed field, When the bedabbled
morn Washes the golden
ears of corn. Robert Herrick 'A Nuptial Song, or Epithalamion, on Sir Clipseby
Crew and His Lady'.