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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:602
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:And the imperial votaress passed on,
In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Yet mark’d I where the bolt of Cupid fell:
It fell upon a little western flower,
Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound,
And maidens call it love-in-idleness.
ATTRIBUTION:A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act ii. Sc. 1. 1  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 
Note 1.
Act ii. sc. 2 in Singer and Knight. [back]
 

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