|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|In wall and roof and pavement scattered are|
Full many a pearl, full many a costly stone.
Ariosto.Orlando Furioso, Canto XXXIII. Stanza 105.
|Full many a gem of purest ray serene|
The dark unfathomd caves of Ocean bear:
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Gray.Elegy, Verse 14.
|As in the hollow breast of Apennine,|
Beneath the shelter of encircling hills,
A myrtle rises far from human eye,
And breathes its balmy fragrance oer the wild.
Thomson.Autumn, Line 210.
|Like yon neglected shrub, at random cast,|
That shades the steep, and sighs at every blast.
Goldsmith.The Traveller, Line 163.
|There kept my charms conceald from mortal eye,|
Like roses that in deserts bloom and die.
Pope.Rape of the Lock, Canto IV. Line 158.
|Like the deserts lily, bloomd to fade.|
|In distant wilds, by human eyes unseen,|
She rears her flowers and spreads her velvet green;
Pure gurgling rills the lonely desert trace,
And waste their music on the savage race.
Dr. Young.Satire V. Line 229.