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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
Thou lifts thy unassuming head
            In humble guise;
But now the share uptears thy bed,
            And low thou lies.
        Burns.—To a Mountain Daisy, Verse 5.
Like a fair flower by the keen share oppress’d.
        Dryden’s Virgil.—The Æneid, Book IX. Line 435.
A purple flower cut down by the plough.
        Davidson.—The Æneid, sup.
Wee modest crimson-tipped flower,
Thou’s met me in an evil hour;
For I maun crush amang the stour
            Thy slender stem;
To spare thee now is past my power
            Thou bonnie gem!
        Burns.—To a Mountain Daisy, Verse 1.
There is Mosgiel farm; and that’s the very field where Burns ploughed up the daisy.
        Wordsworth.—Vol. V. Page 243. [Burns seems to have had the passage from Virgil in his mind when he painted the mountain Daisy.]

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