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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Adorn
 
        She came adorned hither like sweet May.
Shakespeare.    
  1
        Th’ adorning thee with so much art
  Is but a barbarous skill;
’Tis like the poisoning of a dart,
  Too apt before to kill.
Cowley.    
  2
  A poet, naturalist and historian, who scarcely left any style of writing untouched and touched nothing that he did not adorn.
Dr. Johnson.    
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