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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Thorn (Cratægus)
Beneath the milk-white thorn that scents the evening gale.
        BurnsThe Cotter’s Saturday Night. St. 9.
There is a Thorn,—it looks so old,
  In truth, you’d find it hard to say
How it could ever have been young,
  It looks so old and gray.
Not higher than a two years child
  It stands erect, this aged Thorn;
No leaves it has, no prickly points;
It is a mass of knotted joints,
  A wretched thing forlorn.
It stands erect, and like a stone
With lichens is it overgrown.
        WordsworthThe Thorn.

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