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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Hawthorn (Cratægus Oxyacanthus)
 
  The hawthorn-trees blow in the dew of the morning.
        BurnsChevalier’s Lament.
  1
The hawthorn I will pu’ wi’ its lock o’ siller gray,
Where, like an aged man, it stands at break o’ day.
        BurnsO Luve Will Venture In.
  2
Yet, all beneath the unrivall’d rose,
The lowly daisy sweetly blows;
Tho’ large the forest’s monarch throws
      His army shade,
Yet green the juicy hawthorn grows,
      Adown the glade.
        BurnsVision. Duan II. St. 21.
  3
Yet walk with me where hawthorns hide
  The wonders of the lane.
        Ebenezer Elliott—The Wonders of the Lane. L. 3.
  4
The hawthorn-bush, with seats beneath the shade
For talking age and whispering lovers made!
        Goldsmith—The Deserted Village. L. 13.
  5
And every shepherd tells his tale
Under the hawthorn in the dale.
        MiltonL’Allegro. L. 67.
  6
Then sing by turns, by turns the Muses sing;
  Now hawthorns blossom.
        Pope—Spring. L. 41.
  7
Gives not the hawthorn-bush a sweeter shade
To shepherds looking on their silly sheep
Than doth a rich embroider’d canopy
To kings that fear their subjects’ treachery?
        Henry VI. Pt. III. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 42.
  8
In hawthorn-time the heart grows light.
        Swinburne—Tale of Balen. I.
  9
The Hawthorn whitens; and the juicy Groves
Put forth their buds, unfolding by degrees,
Till the whole leafy Forest stands displayed,
In full luxuriance, to the sighing gales.
        Thomson—Seasons. Spring. L. 90.
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