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" The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die; But if that flower with base infection meet, The basest weed outbraves his dignity. For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; Lilies that fester smell far worse... "
The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes - Page 138
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1812
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Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ...

William Shakespeare - 1804
...husband nature's riches from expence: They are the lords and owners of their faces, Others but Stewarts of their excellence. The summer's flower is to the...their deeds, Lilies, that fester, smell far worse than weeds. COMPLAINT FOK HIS LOVER'S ABSENCE. That tongue that tells the story of thy days, (Making lascivious...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...faces. Others but stewards of their excellence. The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die ; But if that flower...dignity : For sweetest things turn sourest by their deed* ; Lilies that fester, smell far worse than weeds. SONNET XCV. How sweet anil lovely dost thou...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: including the series ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry (Collections) - 1810
...The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die ; But if that Bower with base infection meet, The basest weed out-braves...their deeds ; Lilies that fester, smell far worse than weeds. SONNET XCV. How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame Which, like a canker in the fragrant...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1812
...temptation slow : They rightly do inherit heaven's graces, And husband nature's riches from expense : They are the lords and owners of their faces, Others...that flower with base infection meet, The basest weed <ut-braves his dignity : For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds ; Lilies that fester, smell...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 20

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, Nicholas Rowe - Drama - 1821
...faces', Others but stewards of their excellence. The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die ; But if that flower...their deeds: Lilies that fester, smell far worse than weeds 7. xcv. How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame, Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose,...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1826 - 830 pages
...faces, Others but stewards of their excellence. The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die; But if that flower...their deeds ; Lilies that fester, smell far worse than weeds. XCV. How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die; But if that flow'r with base infection meet, The basest weed outbraves...their deeds; Lilies that fester, smell far worse than weeds. Shakspeare. MCXXX. A degenerate noble, or one that is proud of his birth, is like a turnip ;...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs]. 1st Amer. ed

Laconics - History - 1829
...The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die; But if that flow'r with base infection meet, The basest weed outbraves...their deeds; Lilies that fester, smell far worse than weeds. Shakspeare. MCXXX. A degenerate noble, or one that is proud of his birth, is like a turnip;...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare, William Harness - Drama - 1830
...faces, Others but stewards of their excellence. The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die; But if that flower...their deeds; Lilies that fester, smell far worse than weeds. xcv. How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare, William Harness - Drama - 1830
...faces, Others but stewards of their excellence. The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die; But if that flower...their deeds ; Lilies that fester, smell far worse than wecdi. , xcv. How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shamo Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose,...
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