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


May-flowers blooming around him,
Fragrant, filling the air with a strange and wonderful sweetness.
Longfellow.—The Courtship of Miles Standish, Part III. Line 26.

And all about the softening air
Of new-born sweetness tells,
And the ungathered May-flowers wear
The tints of ocean shells.
Whittier.—Friend’s Burial.