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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Aurora had but newly chased the night,
And purpled o’er the sky with blushing light.
        Dryden—Palamon and Arcite. Bk. I. L. 186.
But when Aurora, daughter of the dawn,
With rosy lustre purpled o’er the lawn.
        Homer—Odyssey. Bk. III. L. 621. Pope’s trans.
Night’s son was driving
His golden-haired horses up;
Over the eastern firths
High flashed their manes.
        Charles Kingsley—The Longbeards’ Saga.
Zephyr, with Aurora playing,
As he met her once a-Maying.
        MiltonL’Allegro. L. 19.
For night’s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,
And yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger;
At whose approach ghosts, wandering here and there,
Troop home to churchyards.
        Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 379.
The wolves have prey’d: and look, the gentle day,
Before the wheels of Phœbus, round about,
Dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey.
        Much Ado About Nothing. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 25.
At last, the golden orientall gate
Of greatest heaven gan to open fayre,
And Phœbus, fresh as brydegrome to his mate,
Came dauncing forth, shaking his dewie hayre;
And hurls his glistring beams through gloomy ayre.
        Spenser—Faerie Queene. Bk. I. Canto V. St. 2.
You cannot rob me of free nature’s grace,
You cannot shut the windows of the sky
Through which Aurora shows her brightening face.
        Thomson—Castle of Indolence. Canto II. St. 3.

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