Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Oh, month that comes with rainbows crowned,
And golden shadows dressed—
Constant to her inconstancy,
And faithful to unrest.
Alice Cary.—April.

Now the noisy winds are still;
April’s coming up the hill;
All the spring is in her train,
Led by shining ranks of rain;
Pit, pat, patter, clatter,
Sudden sun, and clatter, patter
First the blue, and then the shower,
Bursting bud, and smiling flower;
Brooks set free with tinkling ring;
Birds too full of song to sing;
Crisp old leaves astir with pride,
Where the timid violets hide—
All things ready with a will—
April’s coming up the hill!
Mary Mapes Dodge.—Not the Noisy Winds are Still.

April cold with dropping rain,
Willows and lilacs brings again,
The whistle of returning birds,
And trumpet-lowing of the herds.
Emerson.—Poems: May-day.