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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Hawthorn (Cratægus Oxyacanthus)
  The hawthorn-trees blow in the dew of the morning.
        BurnsChevalier’s Lament.
The hawthorn I will pu’ wi’ its lock o’ siller gray,
Where, like an aged man, it stands at break o’ day.
        BurnsO Luve Will Venture In.
Yet, all beneath the unrivall’d rose,
The lowly daisy sweetly blows;
Tho’ large the forest’s monarch throws
      His army shade,
Yet green the juicy hawthorn grows,
      Adown the glade.
        BurnsVision. Duan II. St. 21.
Yet walk with me where hawthorns hide
  The wonders of the lane.
        Ebenezer Elliott—The Wonders of the Lane. L. 3.
The hawthorn-bush, with seats beneath the shade
For talking age and whispering lovers made!
        Goldsmith—The Deserted Village. L. 13.
And every shepherd tells his tale
Under the hawthorn in the dale.
        MiltonL’Allegro. L. 67.
Then sing by turns, by turns the Muses sing;
  Now hawthorns blossom.
        Pope—Spring. L. 41.
Gives not the hawthorn-bush a sweeter shade
To shepherds looking on their silly sheep
Than doth a rich embroider’d canopy
To kings that fear their subjects’ treachery?
        Henry VI. Pt. III. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 42.
In hawthorn-time the heart grows light.
        Swinburne—Tale of Balen. I.
The Hawthorn whitens; and the juicy Groves
Put forth their buds, unfolding by degrees,
Till the whole leafy Forest stands displayed,
In full luxuriance, to the sighing gales.
        Thomson—Seasons. Spring. L. 90.

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