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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Adorn
 
She came adorned hither like sweet May.
        Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act V. Scene 1. (Speaking of his Queen.)
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Th’ adorning thee with so much art
  Is but a barbarous skill;
’Tis like the poisoning of a dart,
  Too apt before to kill.
        Cowley.—The Waiting-Maid, Verse 4.
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A poet, naturalist, and historian, who scarcely left any style of writing untouched, and touched nothing that he did not adorn.
        Dr. Johnson.—Epitaph on Goldsmith, from Croker’s translation.
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