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" Ask me why this flower does show So yellow-green, and sickly too ? Ask me why the stalk is weak And bending (yet it doth not break) ? I will answer : These discover What fainting hopes are in a lover. "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Page 115
1821
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...all bepearl'd with dew ; I straight will whisper in your ears, Ask me why this flower doth shew So yellow, green, and sickly too ; Ask me why the stalk...these discover What doubts and fears are in a lover. THE INQUIRY. AMONGST the myrtles as I walk'd, Love and my sighs thus intertalk'd : " Tell me, said...
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Sabrinae corolla in hortulis regiae scholae Salopiensis contextuerunt tres ...

Shrewsbury (England). Royal School - English poetry - 1801 - 328 pages
...whisper in your ears, The sweets of love are wash'd with tears. Ask me why this flower doth show So yellow, green, and sickly too; Ask me why the stalk...these discover What doubts and fears are in a lover. CAEEW. Serenade. Hark, hark, the lark at heaven's gate sings, And Phœbus 'gins arise, His steeds to...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed an ..., Volume 3

George Ellis - English poetry - 1803 - 458 pages
...whisper in your ears, The sweets of love are wash'd wiih tears Ask me why this flower doth shew So yellow, green, and sickly too; Ask me why the stalk...these discover What doubts and fears are in a lover. The Inquiry. AMONGST the myrtles as I walk'd, Love and my sighs thus intertalk'd : " Tell me," said...
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The lyre of love [ed. by P.L. Courtier].

Lyre - Love poetry, English - 1806
...whisper in your ears, The sweets of love are wash'd with tears! Ask me, why this Flower doth shew So yellow, green, and sickly too ? Ask me, why the stalk...these discover What doubts and fears are in a lover! FEAR not, dear LOVE ! that I'll reveal Those hours of pleasure we two steal! No eye shall see, nor...
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The Pleasures of Love: Being Amatory Poems

G. W. Fitzwilliam - English poetry - 1806 - 188 pages
...whisper in your ears, The sweets of love are wash'd with tears. Ask me why this flower doth shew . So yellow, green, and sickly too ; Ask me why the stalk...these discover What doubts and fears are in a lover. SONNET. BY DRUMMOND. 1 RUST not, sweet soul, those curled waves of gold With gentle tides that on your...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 1, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...whisper in your ears, The sweets of love are was if d with tears. Ask me why this flow'r doth shew So yellow, green, and sickly too. Ask me why the stalk...these discover What doubts and fears are in a lover. THE INQUIRY. A MONGST the myrtles as I walked, -** Love and my sighs thus intertaiked : " Tell me (said...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 2

Henry Headley, Henry Kett - English poetry - 1810
...whisper in your ears, The sweets of love are wash'd with tears. Ask me why this flower doth shew So yellow, green, and sickly too ; Ask me why the stalk...these discover, What doubts and fears are in a lover. T. Carew's Poems. A CAUTION FOR COURTLY DAMSELS. JLJBWARE, fair maid, of mighty courtiers' oaths, Take...
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Select Poems from the Hesperides: Or, Works Both Human and Divine

Robert Herrick - English poetry - 1810 - 253 pages
...whisper in your ears, The sweets of love are wash'd with tears. Ask me why this flow'r doth shew So yellow, green, and sickly too; Ask me why the stalk...these discover What doubts and fears are in a lover. CLXXIX, THE TITHE. TO THE BRIDE. IF nine times you your bridegroom kiss* The tenth you know the parson's...
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Essays on Song-writing: With a Collection of Such English Songs as are Most ...

John Aikin, Robert Harding Evans - Ballads, English - 1810 - 352 pages
...whisper in your ears, The sweets of love are wash'd with tears. Ask me why this flower doth show So yellow, green, and sickly too ; Ask me why the stalk...these discover What doubts and fears are in a lover. " ON THE BATTLE OF SABLA. [From the Arabic.] SABLA, thou saw'st th' exulting foe In fancied triumphs...
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Select Poems from the Hesperides: Or, Works Both Human and Divine

Robert Herrick - English poetry - 1810 - 253 pages
...whisper to your ears, The sweets of love are mix'd with tears. Ask me why this flow'r does show So yellow green, and sickly too ? Ask me why the stalk is weak And bending, yet it doth not break ? I will answer, these discover What fainting hopes are in a lover. POEM CLXXVI1I.] This poem is also found...
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