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


The stem thus threaten’d, and the sap in thee,
Droop all the branches of that noble tree!
As lilies overcharged with rain, they bend
Their beauteous heads, and with high heaven contend.
Waller.—To my Lord Admiral.

She linger’d in silent despair, till that hour
Which gave her young son to the light,
But the parent stem droop’d with the weight of the flower,
And grief’s canker-worm, with its slow working power,
Untimely consigned her to night.
Maria Riddell.—Carlos and Adeline, Verse 13. (Metrical Miscellany.)