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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
June falls asleep upon her bier of flowers;
In vain are dew-drops sprinkled o’er her;
In vain would fond winds fan her back to life.
Her hours are numbered on the floral dial.
        Lucy Larcom.—The Death of June, Line 1.
And what is so rare as a day in June?
  Then, if ever, come perfect days;
Then heaven tries the earth if it be in tune,
  And over it softly her warm ear lays.
        Lowell.—The Vision of Sir Launfal.

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