|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The stem thus threatend, and the sap in thee,|
Droop all the branches of that noble tree!
As lilies overcharged with rain, they bend
Their beauteous heads, and with high heaven contend.
Waller.To my Lord Admiral.
|She lingerd in silent despair, till that hour|
Which gave her young son to the light,
But the parent stem droopd with the weight of the flower,
And griefs canker-worm, with its slow working power,
Untimely consigned her to night.
Maria Riddell.Carlos and Adeline, Verse 13. (Metrical Miscellany.)