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


She waits for me, my lady Earth,
Smiles and waits and sighs;
I’ll say her nay, and hide away,
Then take her by surprise.
Mary Mapes Dodge.—How the Rain Comes. April.

The rain comes when the wind calls.
Emerson.—Woodnotes, Part II. Line 271.

Last night, above the whistling wind,
I heard the welcome rain,—
A fusillade upon the roof,
A tattoo on the pane:
The key-hole piped; the chimney-top
A warlike trumpet blew.
Bret Harte.—A Sanitary Message.