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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Hour
 
It is the hour when from the boughs
  The nightingale’s high note is heard;
It is the hour when lovers’ vows
  Seem sweet in every whisper’d word.
        Byron.—Parisina, Section I.
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Catch, then, oh! catch the transient hour,
  Improve each moment as it flies;
Life’s a short summer—man a flower,
  He dies—alas! how soon he dies!
        Dr. Johnson.—An Ode on Winter, Verse 9.
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But just as he began to tell,
The auld kirk-hammer strak the bell,
Some wee short hour ayont the twal,
        Which raised us baith.
        Burns.—Death and Dr. Hornbook, Verse 31.
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