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Aurora
 
Aurora had but newly chased the night,
And purpled o’er the sky with blushing light.
        Dryden—Palamon and Arcite. Bk. I. L. 186.
  1
But when Aurora, daughter of the dawn,
With rosy lustre purpled o’er the lawn.
        Homer—Odyssey. Bk. III. L. 621. Pope’s trans.
  2
Night’s son was driving
His golden-haired horses up;
Over the eastern firths
High flashed their manes.
        Charles Kingsley—The Longbeards’ Saga.
  3
Zephyr, with Aurora playing,
As he met her once a-Maying.
        MiltonL’Allegro. L. 19.
  4
For night’s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,
And yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger;
At whose approach ghosts, wandering here and there,
Troop home to churchyards.
        Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 379.
  5
The wolves have prey’d: and look, the gentle day,
Before the wheels of Phœbus, round about,
Dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey.
        Much Ado About Nothing. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 25.
  6
At last, the golden orientall gate
Of greatest heaven gan to open fayre,
And Phœbus, fresh as brydegrome to his mate,
Came dauncing forth, shaking his dewie hayre;
And hurls his glistring beams through gloomy ayre.
        Spenser—Faerie Queene. Bk. I. Canto V. St. 2.
  7
You cannot rob me of free nature’s grace,
You cannot shut the windows of the sky
Through which Aurora shows her brightening face.
        Thomson—Castle of Indolence. Canto II. St. 3.
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