- 1590, Edmund Spenser, Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I, edition 1921 ed.:
- XXXVII His owne two hands the holy knots did knit, 325 That none but death for ever can devide; His owne two hands, for such a turne most fit, The housling fire[*] did kindle and provide, And holy water thereon sprinckled wide; At which the bushy Teade a groome did light, 330 And sacred lamp in secret chamber hide, Where it should not be quenched day nor night, For feare of evill fates, but burnen ever bright.
- 1630, William Pemble, A Briefe Introduction to Geography:
- The greater circles are those which devide this earthly globe into equall halfes or Haemispheres.