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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Bride
 
  New dressed and blooming as a bridal maid.
Walter Harte.    
  1
  O, happy youth! for whom thy fate reserved so fair a bride.
Dryden.    
  2
  Evasive of the bridal day, she gives fond hopes to all, and all with hope deceives.
Pope.    
  3
  A thin aerial veil is drawn o’er beauty’s face, seeming to hide, more sweetly shows the blushing bride.
Crashaw.    
  4
  The man who builds and wants wherewith to pay, provides a home from which to run away.
Young.    
  5
  The bride, lovely herself, and lovely by her side a bevy of bright nymphs, with sober grace came glittering like a star, and took her place.
Dryden.    
  6
  In ancient Bœotia brides were carried home in vehicles whose wheels were burned at the door, in token that they would never again be needed.
T. W. Higginson.    
  7
  He laid him down and slept, and from his side a woman in her magic beauty rose; dazzled and charmed, he called that woman “bride,” and his first sleep became his last repose.
Besser.    
  8
  Up, up, fair bride! and call thy stars from out their several boxes; take thy rubies, pearls, and diamonds forth, and make thyself a constellation of them all.
Donne.    
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