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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Ash (Fraxinus)
  The ash her purple drops forgivingly
And sadly, breaking not the general hush;
  The maple swamps glow like a sunset sea,
Each leaf a ripple with its separate flush;
  All round the wood’s edge creeps the skirting blaze,
  Of bushes low, as when, on cloudy days,
Ere the rain falls, the cautious farmer burns his brush.
        Lowell—An Indian-Summer Reverie. St. 11.

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