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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:550
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; 1
But like of each thing that in season grows.
ATTRIBUTION:Love’s Labour ’s Lost. Act i. Sc. 1.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 
Note 1.
For “mirth,” White reads shews; Singer, shows. [back]
 

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