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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Rose
 
No flower embalm’d the air but one white rose,
Which on the tenth of June by instinct blows.
        Churchill.—Prophecy of Famine, Line 207.
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You languish like a drooping flower,
Crush’d by the weight of some relentless shower.
        Garth.—The Dispensary, Canto VI. Line 266.
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Like a white poppy sinking on the plain,
Whose heavy head is overcharged with rain.
        Dryden’s Virgil.—Æneid, Book IX. Line 436.
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But now with head declined,
Like a fair flower surcharged with dew, she weeps.
        Milton.—Samson Agonistes. (Dalila enters.)
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The rose had been wash’d, just wash’d in a shower,
  Which Mary to Anna convey’d,
The plentiful moisture encumber’d the flower,
  And weigh’d down its beautiful head.
        Cowper.—The Rose, Verse 1.
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The rose is fairest when ’tis budding new,
  And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears;
The rose is sweetest wash’d with morning dew,
  And love is loveliest when embalm’d in tears.
        Scott.—Lady of the Lake, Canto IV. Verse 1.
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