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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Miscellaneous. (continued)
 
8379
    Fourth, eleventh, ninth, and sixth,
Thirty days to each affix;
Every other thirty-one
Except the second month alone.
          Common in Chester County, Penn., among the Friends.
8380
    “Be of good comfort, Master Ridley,” Latimer cried at the crackling of the flames. “Play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.” 1
          Common in Chester County, Penn., among the Friends.
8381
    There is a garden in her face,
  Where roses and white lilies show;
A heavenly paradise is that place,
  Wherein all pleasant fruits do grow.
There cherries hang that none may buy,
Till cherry ripe themselves do cry.
          An Howres Recreation in Musike. (1606. Set to music by Richard Alison. Oliphant’s “La Messa Madrigalesca,” p. 229.)
8382
    Those cherries fairly do enclose
  Of orient pearl a double row;
Which when her lovely laughter shows,
  They look like rosebuds filled with snow.
          An Howres Recreation in Musike. (1606. Set to music by Richard Alison. Oliphant’s “La Messa Madrigalesca,” p. 229.)
8383
    A vest as admired Voltiger had on,
Which from this Island’s foes his grandsire won,
Whose artful colour pass’d the Tyrian dye,
Obliged to triumph in this legacy. 2
          The British Princes, p. 96. (1669.)
8384
    When Adam dolve, and Eve span,
Who was then the gentleman?
          Lines used by John Ball in Wat Tyler’s Rebellion. 3
 
Note 1.
I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.—2 Esdras xiv. 25. [back]
Note 2.
The oft-quoted lines,—
A painted vest Prince Voltiger had on,
Which from a naked Pict his grandsire won,
have been ascribed to Blackmore, but suppressed in the later editions of his poems. [back]
Note 3.
Hume: History of England, vol. i. chap. xvii. note 8. [back]
 

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