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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Noon
 
The insect youth are on the wing,
Eager to taste the honied spring,
And float amid the liquid noon.
        Gray.—Ode on the Spring, Stan. III. Line 5.
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Swim through the serene summer sky.
        Buckley’s Virgil.—Georgics, Book IV. Line 66.
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O lovely babe! what lustre shall adorn
Thy noon of beauty, when so bright thy morn!
        Broome.—Birth-day of Trefusis.
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But ere the noon of day, in fiery gleams,
He darts the glory of his blazing beams.
        Broome.—Chap. xliii. of Ecclesiasticus.
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When to the noon of life we rise,
The man grows elegant in vice.
        Broome.—Melancholy.
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Borrow Cynthia’s silver white,
When she shines at noon of night,
Free from clouds to veil her light.
        Hughes.—The Picture.
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He chased the hornet in his mid-day flight,
And brought her glow-worms in the noon of night.
        Tickell.—Kensington Garden.
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About the noon of night.
        Ben Jonson.—Sejanus, Act V. Scene 6.
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        It was evening here,
But upon earth the very noon of night.
        Dante.—Purgatorio, Canto XV. Line 5. (Wright’s Translation.)
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