- Nought tooke I with me, but mine oaten quill: Small needments else need shepheard to prepare. - "Spenser (English Men of Letters Series)", R. W. Church.
- Compare Collins's Ode to Evening,- If aught of oaten stop, or pastoral song. - "Minor Poems by Milton", John Milton.
- Winter may drive them into a cold cave, where possibly some good- hearted shepherdess may find them, and share with them her pail of milk and oaten cakes. - "Sketches of the Covenanters", J. C. McFeeters.