|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Aurora had but newly chased the night,|
And purpled oer the sky with blushing light.
DrydenPalamon and Arcite. Bk. I. L. 186.
|But when Aurora, daughter of the dawn,|
With rosy lustre purpled oer the lawn.
HomerOdyssey. Bk. III. L. 621. Popes trans.
|Nights son was driving|
His golden-haired horses up;
Over the eastern firths
High flashed their manes.
Charles KingsleyThe Longbeards Saga.
|Zephyr, with Aurora playing,|
As he met her once a-Maying.
MiltonLAllegro. L. 19.
|For nights swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,|
And yonder shines Auroras harbinger;
At whose approach ghosts, wandering here and there,
Troop home to churchyards.
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 379.
|The wolves have preyd: and look, the gentle day,|
Before the wheels of Phbus, 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 Phbus, fresh as brydegrome to his mate,
Came dauncing forth, shaking his dewie hayre;
And hurls his glistring beams through gloomy ayre.
SpenserFaerie Queene. Bk. I. Canto V. St. 2.
|You cannot rob me of free natures grace,|
You cannot shut the windows of the sky
Through which Aurora shows her brightening face.
ThomsonCastle of Indolence. Canto II. St. 3.