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. 1
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. 2
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. 3
Like yon neglected shrub, at random cast, That shades the steep, and sighs at every blast. Goldsmith.The Traveller, Line 163. 4
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. 5
Like the deserts lily, bloomd to fade. Shenstone.Elegy IV. 6 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. 7