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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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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 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 portion of every man and every woman ; the heritage of worms and serpents,...
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So Much of the Diary of Lady Willoughby, as Relates to Her Domestic History ...

Basil Montagu, Hannah Mary Rathbone - English literature - 1845 - 242 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. * Holy Dying, ch. i. t Dedication to Holy Dying, The wild fellow in Petronius that escaped upon...
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Religio Medici: Together with a Letter to a Friend on the Death of His ...

Sir Thomas Browne - Christian ethics - 1845 - 388 pages
...the fymptoms of a fickly age ; it bowed the head, and broke its ftalk, and at night, having loft fome of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. The fame is the portion of every man and every woman ; the heritage of worms and ferpents,...
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Volumes 13-14

Anna Maria Hall
...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 darkucis, ar.cl to decline to softness and the symptoms of a sickly age; it bowed the head, and broke...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, Ӏ t ҂ 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 dying

Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.) - Christian life - 1847 - 327 pages
...the fymptoms of a fickly age; it bowed the head, and broke its ftalk, and at night, having loft fome of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. The fame is the portion of every man and every woman ; the heritage of worms and ferpents,...
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The Poetry of Flowers and Flowers of Poetry: To which are Added, a Simple ...

Frances Sargent Osgood - Flower language - 1848 - 276 pages
...to put on darkness, and decline to softness, and the symptoms of a sickly age came on ; it bowed its head and broke its stalk : and at night having lost some of it leaves, and all its beauty, it fell with the portion of weeds and outworn faces." I pray thee do...
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Thoughts on the conduct of the understanding

Basil Montagu - 1849
...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. SHAKSPEAKE. " Then think no more of me when I am dead, Than you shall hear the sullen passing-bell...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849
...the dew of heaven, as lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...its stalk ; and at night, having lost some of its leaven, and all its beauty, it fell into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. The same is the portion...
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The Rule & Exercises of Holy Dying

Jeremy Taylor - Christian life - 1850 - 262 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 portion of every man and every woman ; the heritage of worms and serpents,...
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