|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|May-flowers blooming around him,|
Fragrant, filling the air with a strange and wonderful sweetness.
Longfellow.The Courtship of Miles Standish, Part III. Line 26.
|And all about the softening air|
Of new-born sweetness tells,
And the ungathered May-flowers wear
The tints of ocean shells.