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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7993
AUTHOR:Robert Seymour Bridges (1844–1930)
QUOTATION:Beneath the crisp and wintry carpet hid
  A million buds but stay their blossoming
  And trustful birds have built their nests amid
The shuddering boughs, and only wait to sing
  Till one soft shower from the south shall bid
  And hither tempt the pilgrim steps of Spring.
ATTRIBUTION:The Growth of Love. Sonnet vi.
 

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