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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 Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...dew of heaven, as the Iamb's fleece; but when the 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. So does the fairest beauty change, and it will be as bad with you and me ; and then...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863
...the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced upon its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...softness and the symptoms of a sickly age : it bowed ihe head, and broke its stalk; and, at night, having lost some of its leaves and ail its beauty, Amené...
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Six thousand illustrations of moral and religious truths

Cyclopaedia - 1885
...fleece ; but when a ruder breath forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful »rd unripe retirements, it began to put on darkness, and...softness and the symptoms of a sickly age.; it bowed this head and broke its stalk; and, at night, having lost some of iU leaves, and all itx beauty, it...
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The Merry Monarch: Or, England Under Charles II. Its Art ..., Volume 2

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1885
...with the dew of heaven as a lamb-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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An Outline Sketch of English Literature

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1886 - 294 pages
...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,...symptoms of a sickly age; it bowed the head and broke its stock; and at night, having lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the portion of...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1886
...suis dew of heaven, as a lamb's fieece; but when a ruder breath had forced upon its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements, it began to put on darkness, and to décline to softness and thé symptoms of a sickly âge : it bowed thé head, and broke its stalk;...
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Dictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact: Selected and Arranged ...

Walter Baxendale - Anecdotes - 1888 - 690 pages
...with the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece ; but when a rude blast had forced open its virgin modesty and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements,...same is the] portion of every man and every woman. — Jeremy Taylor. 3368. LIFE, Changes in. I have heard it said, but I cannot be sponsor for its truth,...
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Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: And Characters of ...

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1890 - 515 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,...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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From Chaucer to Tennyson: English Literature in Eight Chapters

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1890 - 302 pages
...fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthiul and unripe retirements, it began to put on darkness...of a sickly age ; it bowed the head and broke its stock; and at night, having lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the portion of...
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Living Thoughts in Words that Burn, from Poet, Sage and Humorist

Charles F. Beezley - Literature - 1891 - 382 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 por. tion of every man and every woman; the heritage of worms and serpents,...
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