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


Soft infant blossoms their chaste odours pay,
And roses blush their fragrant lives away.
Garth.—The Dispensary, Canto VI. Line 226.

But, undisturb’d, they loiter life away,
So wither green, and blossom in decay.
Garth.—The Dispensary, Canto I. Line 138.