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" Oh that I were an orange-tree, That busy plant ; Then should I ever laden be, And never want Some fruit for Him that dressed me. "
Comparative Psychology and Universal Analogy: Vol. 1. Vegetable Portraits of ... - Page 135
by M. Edgeworth Lazarus - 1851 - 263 pages
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The Temple,: Sacred Poems, and Private Ejaculations

George Herbert - 1638 - 192 pages
.... Vatch an advantage to appear^ O that I were an Orenge-trec, -;.,3 That bulk plant 1 Then fliould I ever laden be, And never want . . -^ Some fruit for him that dreled me. . Cut we are ftill too young or old : ....-.. The man is gone, Before we do. our wares unfold...
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The temple, sacred poems and private ejaculations. [With] The synagogue

George Herbert - 1709
...the Stars Watch an advantage to appear. Oh that I were an Orange-tree, That bufie Plant! Then fhould I ever laden be, And never want Some Fruit for him that dreffeth me; But we are ftill too young or old ; The Man is gone, Before we do our Wares unfold : So...
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The temple: sacred poems, and private ejaculations. To which is added, a ...

George Herbert - 1799
...the ftars Watch an advantage to appear. Oh that I were an orange-tree, That bufy plant ! Then fhould I ever laden be, And never want Some fruit for him that dreffeth me. But we are ftill too young or old ; The man is gone Before we do our wares unfold : So...
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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volume 3

Missions - 1825
...living vine is a fruitful bough ; and they can unite in the sentiment of the quaint but pious Herbert, " O that I were an orange tree, That busy plant ! Then...ever laden be, And never want Some fruit for him that dressed me." Ye disciples of Christ! you owe it to his intercession that you are spared to enter upon...
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Sacred Classics, Or, Cabinet Library of Divinity, Volume 21

Richard Cattermole, Henry Stebbing - Christianity - 1835
...shineth there or here, Whereas the stars Watch an advantage to appear. Oh that I were an orange-tree, That busy plant ! Then should I ever laden be, And never want Some fruit for him that dresseth me. But we are still too young or old ; The man is gone, Before we do our wares unfold : So we freeze on,...
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Sacred poetry of the seventeenth century: including the whole of Giles ...

Giles Fletcher - Literary Criticism - 1836
...shineth there or here, Whereas the stars Watch an advantage to appear. Oh that I were an orange-tree, That busy plant ! Then should I ever laden be, And never want Some fruit for him that dresseth me. But we are still too young or old ; The man is gone, Before we do our wares unfold : So we freeze on,...
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The Works of George Herbert, Volume 2

George Herbert - 1838
...shineth there or here, Whereas the stars Watch an advantage to appear. Oh that I were an Orange-tree, That busy plant ! Then should I ever laden be, And never want Some fruit for him that dresseth me. But we are still too young or old ; The man is gone, Before we do our wares unfold : So we freeze on,...
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The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations

George Herbert - 1838 - 361 pages
...not good cheer ; Ever in wars. The sun still shineth there or here. Oh that I were an Orange-tree, That busy plant ! Then should I ever laden be, And never want Some fruit for him that dresseth me. But we are still too young or old ; The man is gone, Before we do our wares unfold : So we freeze on,...
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The Temple: And the Country Parson

George Herbert - Religious poetry - 1842 - 369 pages
...in wars. The sun still shineth there or here ; Whereas the stars Watch an advantage to appear. Oh, that I were an orange tree, That busy plant ! Then...And never want Some fruit for him that dresseth me. But we are still too young, or old ; The man is gone, Before we do our wares unfold. So we freeze on,...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 5-6

1848
...this more sober repetition of the oreadic aspiration : — Oh, that I were an orange-tree, Tli:it bu<y plant • Then should I ever laden be, And never want Some fruit for him that dresseth me, Although, however, the imagery and illustrations of Herbert's poems are almost entirely drawn fron...
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