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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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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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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2

American literature - 1858
...changed ! " So have I seen a rose," says that Shakspeare of the pulpit, old Jeremy Taylor, when it has " bowed the head and broke its stalk ; and at night,...having lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it has fallen into the portion of weeds and outworn faces." Alas, Farewell, and Nevermore sighed from...
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Sir Thomas Browne

William P Dunn - 1950 - 182 pages
...bone," or "never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee"; or Taylor's fading rose — "it bowed the head, and broke its stalk, and at night,...its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces"; or Herrick's "To Daffodils" — Stay, stay, Until the hasting day Has run But to the...
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Selected Works

Jeremy Taylor - Religion - 1990 - 526 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 darknesse, and to decline to softnesse, and the symptomes of a sickly age; it bowed the head, and broke...
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