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Peach
 
A little peach in an orchard grew,—
A little peach of emerald hue;
Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew
It grew.
        Eugene Field—The Little Peach.
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  As touching peaches in general, the very name in Latine whereby they are called Persica, doth evidently show that they were brought out of Persia first.
        Pliny—Natural History. Bk. XV. Ch. 13. Holland’s trans.
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The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
        James Whitcomb Riley—The Ripest Peach.
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