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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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The British Baptist Reporter and Missionary Intelligencer, Volume 35

Baptists - 1861
...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 picture of man's earthly life may thus be pourtrayed. And we cannot look back...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...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,...having lost some of its leaves, and all its beauty, it fefl into the portion of weeds and outworn faces. The same is the portion of every man and every woman...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...the dew of \vea\exv, lamb's fleece ; but when the ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...of a sickly age ; it bowed the head and broke its sialk, and at night, having lost some of its leaves, and all its beauty, it fell into the portion of...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volumes 5-6

1858
...but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its youthful and uuripe retirements, it began to put on darkness, and to decline...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, fell into the portion...
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The National Magazine, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 1858
...breath bad forced open its virgin modeety, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirement», it began to put on darkness, and to decline to softness and the Symptoms of a sickly age; it bow«! the head, and broke its eulk ; and at night, having lost some of its leaves, and all its beauty....
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The National Magazine, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 1858
...the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath bad forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements, it began to put on darkness, and to decline to noftness and the symptoms of a sickly age ; It bowed the head, and broke its stalk ; and at night,...
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The whole works of ... Jeremy Taylor, with a life of the author ..., Volume 3

Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.) - 1861
...63.] 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 R.I. Schoolmaster, Volume 7

Education - 1861
...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. * • * « • [Shall I not quote further than my need requires of this striking passage...
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The works of John Angell James, ed. by his son [T.S. James].

John Angell James - 1862
...virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and uuripe retirements, it began to put on darkness, aud to decline to softness, and the symptoms of a sickly...fell into the portion of weeds and worn-out faces." Jeremy Taylor's " Holy Dying.." But besides, admitting that you should live, is not your inclination...
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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review, Volume 11

Theology - 1862
...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,...to put on darkness, and to decline to softness, and then symptoms of a sickly age ; it bowed the head and broke its stalk ; and at night, having lost some...
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