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" But so have I seen a rose newly springing from the clefts of its hood, and, at first, it was fair as the morning, and full with the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too... "
Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the Tatler ... - Page 46
by Nathan Drake - 1805
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Living Thoughts in Words that Burn, from Poet, Sage and Humorist

Charles F. Beezley - Literature - 1891 - 382 pages
...the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dIsmantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and out-worn faces. The same is the por. tion of every man and every woman; the heritage of worms and serpents,...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - English language - 1892 - 552 pages
...the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece : but when a rude breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe, retirements,...stalk, and at night, having lost some of its leaves nnd all its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. The same is the portion of...
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Address on the Moral Influence of Free Libraries, Delivered at the Opening ...

Alexander Ireland - Books and reading - 1892
...fair as the morning, and full with the dew of heaven as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements...and broke its stalk, and at night, having lost some ot its leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces." Are not writers...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - English language - 1892 - 552 pages
...the dew of heaven, as a Limb's fleece : but when a rude breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements, it began to put un darkness, and to decline to softness and the symptoms of a sickly age ; it bowed the head, and broke...
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English Prose, Volume 1

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1893
...the dew of heaven as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces." The passage, full of exquisitely personal observation, may be left to sing its own...
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The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopędia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - Literature - 1893
...the dew of heaven, as the lamb's fleece; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...and at night, having lost some of its leaves and all iU beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. So does the fairest beauty change,...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1894 - 313 pages
...the dew of heaven as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...of a sickly age ; it bowed the head and broke its stock ; and at night, having lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the portion of...
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Words and Days: A Table-book of Prose and Verse

Calendars - 1895 - 383 pages
...the dew of heaven as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced upon its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. JEREMY TAYLOR. ALL the flowers of the spring Meet to perfume our burying : These have...
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The Message of Man: A Book of Ethical Scriptures Gathered from Many Sources ...

Conduct of life - 1895 - 323 pages
...FLOWER morning, and full with the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece ; 2. But when a ruder breath had dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...decline to softness and the symptoms of a sickly age : 3. It bowed the head and broke its stalk ; and, at night, having lost some of its leaves and all...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 36

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1896
...with the dew of heaven as a lamb's fleece: but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. The same is the portion of every man and every woman. REMEDIES AGAINST IMPATIENCE From...
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