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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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Memoir of miss Mary Podmore, of Knutsford. [Followed by] Gleanings from ...

J. Hughes - 1836
...modesty, and dismantled its unripe retirements, it began to put on darkness, and decline to softness; it bowed the head, and broke its stalk, and at night,...all its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds.' The general character of her religious experience was joyous. "There was an occasional gloom, which...
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Conversations at Cambridge

Robert Aris Willmott - Authors, English - 1836 - 292 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 the stalk, and...
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Conversations at Cambridge

Charles Valentine De Grice - Authors, English - 1836 - 299 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 the stalk, and...
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Trelawney of Trelawne, or The prophecy

Anna Eliza Bray - 1837
...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,...its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and dust." All present were exceedingly affected ; but I thought it became me, in these moments of entering...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837
...a lamb's fleece-— but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its youthful and unripe retirements, it began to put on...decline to softness, and the symptoms of a sickly age---it bowed the head and broke the stalk, and at night, having lost some of its leaves, and all...
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The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living...

Jeremy Taylor - 1838 - 547 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. The same is the portion of every man and every woman ; the heritage of worms and serpents,...
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The rule and exercises of holy living and dying. Revised, abridged, and ...

Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.) - 1838
...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 ; the heritage of worms and serpents,...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 350 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,...lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell, &c. i Dedication to Holy Dying. f Holy Dying. The wild fellow in Petronius that escaped upon a broken...
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The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of ..., Volume 4

Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber - Theology - 1839
...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 the stalk, and, at night, having lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the portion...
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The Malta penny magazine

...ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirement, it began to put on darkness, and to decline to softness,...sickly age; it bowed the head, and broke its stalk; and atnigbt having lost some of its leaves, aud all its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and worn-out...
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