Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
When great leaves fall then winter is at hand. Shakespeare.King Richard III., Act II. Scene 3. (Third Citizen.) 1
No vernal blooms their torpid rocks array, But winter lingering chills the lap of May. Goldsmith.The Traveller, Line 171. 2
Then winters time-bleachd locks did hoary show, By hospitality with cloudless brow. Burns.Brig of Ayr. 3
See, Winter comes to rule the varied year, Sullen and sad, with all his rising train, Vapours, and clouds, and storms. Thomson.Winter, Line 1. 4
Behold, fond man! See here thy pictured life; pass some few years, Thy flowering spring, thy summers ardent strength, Thy sober autumn, fading into age, And pale concluding winter comes at last, And shuts the scene. Thomson.Line 1028. 5
And bids old Winter lay her honours down. Dr. Young.The Last Day, Book II. Line 336. 6 Will spring return, And birds and lambs again be gay, And blossoms clothe the hawthorn spray? Yes, prattlers, yes. Scott.Introduction to Marmion. 7