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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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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - Literature - 1897
...the dew of heaven as a lamb's fleece: but when a nider '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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The Age of Milton

John Howard Bertram Masterman - English literature - 1897 - 254 pages
...with 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,...softness and the symptoms of a sickly age, it bowed its head and broke its stalk, and at night, having lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1898 - 317 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 outworn faces. With the progress of knowledge and discussion many kinds of prose literature, which...
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Charles Lamb and the Lloyds

Edward Verrall Lucas - Authors, English - 1898 - 297 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,...symptoms of a sickly age ; it bowed the head, and broke iis stalk ; and, at night, having lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the portion...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1899 - 325 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 outworn faces. With the progress of knowledge and discussion many kinds of prose literature, which...
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History of English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1900 - 499 pages
...first it was fair as JEREMY TAYLOR morning, and full with the dew of heaven as a lamb's fleece . . . and at night, having lost some of its leaves and all...its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces." II. THE POETRY OF THE PURITAN AGE The Drama. • — A number of dramatists who, by...
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A Little Book of English Prose

Annie Barnett - English prose literature - 1900 - 335 pages
...with the dew of Heaven as a Lamb'sfleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements, it began to put OD darkness, and decline to softness and the symptoms of a sickly age ; it bowed the head and broke...
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A College Manual of Rhetoric

Charles Sears Baldwin - English language - 1902 - 451 pages
...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. — JEREMY TAYLOR : The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying, Chapter i., 2. /. Sincerity...
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt: Lectures on the English poets and on ...

William Hazlitt - English essays - 1902
...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,...its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. So does the fairest beauty change, and it will be as bad with you and me ; and then...
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A College Manual of Rhetoric

Charles Sears Baldwin - English language - 1902 - 451 pages
...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. — JEREMY TAYLOR : The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying, Chapter i., 2. /. Sincerity...
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