|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Now, Sire, quod she, for aught that may bityde,|
I moste haue of the peres that I see,
Or I moote dye, so soore longeth me
To eten of the smalle peres grene.
ChaucerCanterbury Tales. The Merchantes Tale. L. 14,669.
|The great white pear-tree dropped with dew from leaves|
And blossom, under heavens of happy blue.
Jean IngelowSongs with Preludes. Wedlock.
| A pear-tree planted nigh:|
Twas chargd with fruit that made a goodly show,
And hung with dangling pears was every bough.
PopeJanuary and May. L. 602.