Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
No flower embalmd the air but one white rose, Which on the tenth of June by instinct blows. Churchill.Prophecy of Famine, Line 207. 1
You languish like a drooping flower, Crushd by the weight of some relentless shower. Garth.The Dispensary, Canto VI. Line 266. 2
Like a white poppy sinking on the plain, Whose heavy head is overcharged with rain. Drydens Virgil.Æneid, Book IX. Line 436. 3
But now with head declined, Like a fair flower surcharged with dew, she weeps. Milton.Samson Agonistes. (Dalila enters.) 4
The rose had been washd, just washd in a shower, Which Mary to Anna conveyd, The plentiful moisture encumberd the flower, And weighd down its beautiful head. Cowper.The Rose, Verse 1. 5 The rose is fairest when tis budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears; The rose is sweetest washd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalmd in tears. Scott.Lady of the Lake, Canto IV. Verse 1. 6