|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|She came adorned hither like sweet May.|
Shakespeare.King Richard II., Act V. Scene 1. (Speaking of his Queen.)
|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.The Waiting-Maid, Verse 4.
|A poet, naturalist, and historian, who scarcely left any style of writing untouched, and touched nothing that he did not adorn.|
Dr. Johnson.Epitaph on Goldsmith, from Crokers translation.