O Fairest Flower! No Sooner Blown But Blasted, Soft Silken Primrose Fading Timelessly.
O fairest flower! no sooner blown but blasted,
Soft silken primrose fading timelessly.
-- John Milton (1608-1674)
-- Ode on the Death of a fair Infant, dying of a Cough
Dusk faces with white silken turbans wreath'd.
-- John Milton (1608-1674) -- Paradise Regained, Book iv, Line 76...
Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes That on the green turf suck the honied showers, And purple all the ground with vernal flowers.
Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies, The tufted crow-toe, and pale jessamine, The white pink, and the pansy freakt with jet, The glowing violet, The musk-rose, and the well-attir'd woodbine, With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears....
With thee conversing I forget all time, All seasons, and their change,--all please alike.
Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest bird...
Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, If better thou belong not to the dawn.
-- John Milton (1608-1674) -- Paradise Lost, Book v, Line 166...
Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame,--nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble.
-- John Milton (1608-1674) -- Samson Agonistes, Line 1721...
Proserpine gathering flowers, Herself a fairer flower.
-- John Milton (1608-1674) -- Paradise Lost, Book iv, Line 269...
The bright consummate flower. -- John Milton (1608-1674) -- Paradise Lost, Book v, Line 481
Adam the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve.
-- John Milton (1608-1674) -- Paradise Lost, Book iv, Line 323...
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