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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2088
AUTHOR:John Fletcher (1579–1625)
QUOTATION:Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan,
Sorrow calls no time that ’s gone;
Violets plucked, the sweetest rain
Makes not fresh nor grow again. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Queen of Corinth. Act iii. Sc. 2.
 
Note 1.
Weep no more, Lady! weep no more,
Thy sorrow is in vain;
For violets plucked, the sweetest showers
Will ne’er make grow again.
Thomas Percy: Reliques. The Friar of Orders Gray. [back]
 

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