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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Do you recall that night in June
  Upon the Danube River;
We listened to the ländler-tune,
  We watched the moonbeams quiver.
        Charles A. Aïdé—Danube River.
I gazed upon the glorious sky
  And the green mountains round,
And thought that when I came to lie
  At rest within the ground,
’Twere pleasant, that in flowery June,
When brooks send up a cheerful tune,
  And groves a joyous sound,
The sexton’s hand, my grave to make,
The rich, green mountain-turf should break.
What joy have I in June’s return?
My feet are parched—my eyeballs burn,
  I scent no flowery gust;
But faint the flagging Zephyr springs,
With dry Macadam on its wings,
  And turns me “dust to dust.”
        Hood—Town and Country. Ode Imitated from Horace.
June falls asleep upon her bier of flowers;
In vain are dewdrops sprinkled o’er her,
In vain would fond winds fan her back to life,
Her hours are numbered on the floral dial.
        Lucy Larcom—Death of June. L. 1.
And what is so rare as a day in June?
  Then, if ever, come perfect days;
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
  And over it softly her warm ear lays.
        Lowell—The Vision of Sir Launfal.
So sweet, so sweet the roses in their blowing,
  So sweet the daffodils, so fair to see;
So blithe and gay the humming-bird a-going
  From flower to flower, a-hunting with the bee.
        Nora Perry—In June.
It is the month of June,
  The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes
  And pleasant scents the noses.
        N. P. Willis—The Month of June.

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