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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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May-flowers blooming around him,
  Fragrant, filling the air with a strange and wonderful sweetness.
        Longfellow.—The Courtship of Miles Standish, Part III. Line 26.
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And all about the softening air
  Of new-born sweetness tells,
And the ungathered May-flowers wear
  The tints of ocean shells.
        Whittier.—Friend’s Burial.
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