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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
“Now, Sire,” quod she, “for aught that may bityde,
I moste haue of the peres that I see,
Or I moote dye, so soore longeth me
To eten of the smalle peres grene.”
        Chaucer—Canterbury Tales. The Merchantes Tale. L. 14,669.
The great white pear-tree dropped with dew from leaves
And blossom, under heavens of happy blue.
        Jean Ingelow—Songs with Preludes. Wedlock.
            A pear-tree planted nigh:
’Twas charg’d with fruit that made a goodly show,
And hung with dangling pears was every bough.
        Pope—January and May. L. 602.

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