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 Pride,Pride’s Purge. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pride of the Morning.
That early mist or shower which promises a fine day. The Morning is too proud to come out in her glory all at once—or the proud beauty being thwarted weeps and pouts awhile. Keble uses the phrase in a different sense when he says:—   1
“Pride of the dewy Morning,
The swain’s experienced eye
From thee takes timely warning,
Nor trusts the gorgeous sky.”
Keble: 25th Sunday after Trinity.

 Pride,Pride’s Purge. 


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