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


Then, crown’d with flowery hay, came rural joy,
And summer, with his fervid-beaming eye.
Burns.—Brigs of Ayr.

From bright’ning fields of æther fair disclosed,
Child of the sun, refulgent summer comes,
In pride of youth, and felt through nature’s depth.
Thomson.—Summer, Line 1.

Then came the jolly summer, being dight
In a thin silken cassock, coloured green,
That was unlined all, to be more light.
Spenser.—The Fairy Queen, Book VII. Canto 7.