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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Summer Friends
 
Light they dispense; and with them go
The Summer friend.
        Gray.—Ode to Adversity, Stanza III. Verse 5.
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The swarm that in thy noontide beam were born,
Gone to salute the rising moon.
        Gray.—The Bard, II.—2.
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        For men, like butterflies,
Show not their mealy wings but to the summer.
        Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act III. Scene 3.
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2nd Lord.—The swallow follows not summer more willing than we your lordship.
Timon.—Nor more willingly leaves in winter; such summer birds are men.
        Shakespeare.—Timon of Athens, Act III. Scene 6.
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One cloud of winter showers,
These flies are couch’d.
        Shakespeare.—Timon of Athens, Act II. Scene 2. (Flavius to Timon.)
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