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24 May Quotes

Who first beholds the light of day In Spring's sweet flowery month of May And wears an Emerald all her life, Shall be a loved and happy wife.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: May, in "Notes and Queries", May 11, 1889, p. 371

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But winter lingering chills the lap of May.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller (l. 172)

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Sweet May hath come to love us, Flowers, trees, their blossoms don; And through the blue heavens above us The very clouds move on.

Heinrich Heine Quotes , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring (no. 5)

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O May, sweet-voice one, going thus before, Forever June may pour her warm red wine Of life and passions,--sweeter days are thine!

Helen Hunt Jackson (Helen Hunt) Quotes , Source: Verses--May

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Ah! my heart is weary waiting, Waiting for the May: Waiting for the pleasant rambles Where the fragrant hawthorn brambles, Where the woodbine alternating, Scent the dewy way; Ah! my heart is weary, waiting, Waiting for the May.

Denis Florence McCarthy Quotes , Source: Summer Longings

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All furnished, all in arms; All plum'd like estridges that with the wind Bated like eagles having lately bathed; Glittering in golden coats like images; As full of spirit as the month of May And gorgeous as the sun at midsummer; Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Vernon at IV, ii)

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More matter for a May morning.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Fabian at III, iv)

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Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: On May

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May, queen of blossoms, And fulfilling flowers, With what pretty music Shall we charm the hours? Wilt thou have pipe and reed, Blown in the open mead? Or to the lute give heed In the green bowers.

Lord Edward Thurlow Quotes , Source: To May

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Hebe's here, May is here! The air is fresh and sunny; And the miser-bees are busy Hoarding golden honey.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: May

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As it fell upon a day In the merry month of May, Sitting in a pleasant shade Which a grove of myrtles made.

Richard Barnfield Quotes , Source: Address to the Nightingale

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Spring's last-born darling, clear-eyed, sweet, Pauses a moment, with white twinkling feet, And golden locks in breezy play, Half teasing and half tender, to repeat Her song of "May."

Susan Coolidge (pseudonym of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey) Quotes , Source: May

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O month when they who love must love and wed.

Helen Hunt Jackson (Helen Hunt) Quotes , Source: Verses--May

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Oh! that we two were Maying Down the stream of the soft spring breeze; Like children with violets playing, In the shade of the whispering trees.

Charles Kingsley Quotes , Source: Saint's Tragedy (act II, sc. 9)

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Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her The flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May, that doth inspire Mirth, and youth, and warm desire; Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing, Thus we salute thee with our early song, And welcome thee, and wish thee long.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Song--On May Morning

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In the under-wood and the over-wood There is murmur and trill this day, For every bird is in lyric mood, And the wind will have its way.

Clinton Scollard Quotes , Source: May Magic

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There's her cousin, an she were not possessed with a fury, exceeds her as much in beauty as the first of May doth the last of December.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at I, i)

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Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Sonnet XVIII

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Another May new buds and flowers shall bring: Ah! why has happiness no second Spring?

Charlotte Smith Quotes , Source: Elegiac Sonnets and Other Poems (sonnet II)

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When May, with cowslip-braided locks, Walks through the land in green attire. And burns in meadow-grass the phlox His torch of purple fire: . . . . And when the punctual May arrives, With cowslip-garland on her brow, We know what once she gave our lives, And cannot give us now!

Bayard Taylor Quotes , Source: The Lost May

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For every marriage then is best in tune, When that the wife is May, the husband June.

Rowland Watkyns (Watkins) Quotes , Source: To the most Courteous and Fair Gentlewoman, Mrs. Elinor Williams

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For it ne sits not unto fresh May Forto be coupled to cold January.

John Lydgate Quotes , Source: Temple of Glas, (c. 1400)

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No doubt they rose up early to observe The rite of May; and, hearing our intent, Came here in grace of our solemnity.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theseus at IV, i)

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For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: The May Queen (st. 1)

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