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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:862
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:O Proserpina,
For the flowers now, that frighted thou let’st fall
From Dis’s waggon! daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno’s eyes
Or Cytherea’s breath; pale primroses,
That die unmarried, ere they can behold
Bright Phœbus in his strength,—a malady
Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and
The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one.
ATTRIBUTION:The Winter’s Tale. Act iv. Sc. 4. 1  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 
Note 1.
Act iv. Sc. 3 in Dyce, Knight, Singer, Staunton, and White. [back]
 

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