|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Milton (16081674)|
|QUOTATION:||The leaf was darkish, and had prickles on it,|
But in another country, as he said,
Bore a bright golden flowr, but not in this soil;
Unknown, and like esteemd, and the dull swain
Treads on it daily with his clouted shoon.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Comus. Line 631.|