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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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Halleck's New English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1913 - 647 pages
...hood, and at first it was fair as 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." Front the painting by Sadler, National Portrait Gallery. JOHN BUNYAN, 1628-1688 Life....
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The Study and Practice of Writing English

Gerhard Richard Lomer, Margaret Ashmun - English language - 1914 - 342 pages
...the dew of heaven like a lamb's fleece; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...having lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it sank into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. The same is the portion of every man and every woman....
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, Walter Raleigh : "The generall end therefore of all...shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured outworn faces. The same is the portion of every man and every woman ; the heritage of worms and serpents,...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...as a lamb's fleece; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled i;too weep in bliss — Ah, that maternal smile ! It answers — Yes. I heard the bell tolled on thy burial outworn faces. The same is the portion of every man and every woman; the heritage of worms and serpents,...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...retirements, it began to put on darkness and to decline to softness and the symptoms of a sickly [20 y which the Spirits perverse 1030 With easy intercourse pass to and fro To t outworn faces. The same is the portion of every man and every woman: the heritage of worms and serpents,...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...had forced opet its virgin modesty and dismantled its toe youthful and unripe retirements, it begat to put on darkness and to decline to softness and the symptoms of a sickly [x age: it bowed the head and broke it; stalk, and at night, having lost some ol its leaves and all...
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The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge, Volume 14

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1919
...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,...leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the portion of weed and outworn faces." Of the two works 'Holy Living* is on the whole less interesting from the literary...
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A Treasury of English Prose

Logan Pearsall Smith - English prose literature - 1920 - 237 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, it began to put on darkness and decline to softness and the symptoms of a sickly age; it bowed the head and broke its stalk, and at...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 30

American fiction - 1922
...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,...put on darkness, and to decline to softness and the symptons of a sickly age; it bowed its head, and broke its stalk, and at night having lost some of...
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A History of English Literature

John Buchan - English literature - 1923 - 675 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,...its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. The same is the portion of every man and every woman. . . . THOMAS FULLER (1608-61)....
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