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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Violets
 
Ye violets that first appeare,
  By your pure purple mantles known
Like the proud virgins of the yeare,
  As if the spring were all your own;
  What are you when the rose is blown?
        Sir Henry Wotton.—“You Meaner Beauties.” 2 Percy Relics, 334.
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