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" When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo... "
Notes and Queries - Page 432
1863
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A Picture of the Seasons;: With Anecdotes and Remarks on Every Month in the ...

1830 - 188 pages
...are boisterous vehement to a proverb. APRIL. Now daisies pied, and violets blue* And ladies smocks all silver white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight: The cuckoo now on every tree Sings cuckoo—cuckoo. The distinguishing characteristic of the -weather during...
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The Indicator, and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1834 - 342 pages
...proportion. We all know the song, containing that fine line, fresh from the most brilliant of pallets: — When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight. We owe a long debt of gratitude to the daisy ; and we take this opportunity of discharging a millionth...
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The Songs of England and Scotland, Volume 1

1835 - 378 pages
...composition of Beaumont and Fletcher ! ] SONG IN LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. SHAKSPEARE. Born 1564— Died 1616. When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo, — O word...
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The Indicator and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1835 - 350 pages
...proportion. We all know the song, containing that fine line, fresh from the most brilliant of pallets : — When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight. We owe a long debt of gratitude to the daisy ; and we take this opportunity of discharging a millionth...
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Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labor's lost. Merchant of Venice. As you ...

William Shakespeare - 1836 - 554 pages
...Ver, the spring ; the one maintained by the owl, the other by the cuckoo. Ver, begin. SONG. I. Spring. When daisies pied, and violets blue, •And lady-smocks all silver white, And cuckoo-buds l of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo, then, on every tree, Mocks married...
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The Carthusian, Issue 1

1837 - 574 pages
...was common to both; and maidens could cull their May garlands to the minstrel's theme, as they sang " When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo, cuckoo !" " The azured harebell",...
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Beauties of the Country: Or, Descriptions of Rural Customs, Objects, Scenery ...

Thomas Miller - 1837 - 466 pages
...hear the cuckoo sing. Shakspeare thus alludes to the song of the cuckoo and the beauty of spring : " When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver white, And cuckoo buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then on every tree Mocks married...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 28

472 pages
...MONTHS. (A Series of Sketches from the Mountains J BY WOJ BARK KB, B 8 Q., MAI No. IV.— APRIL. " When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then on every tree Mocks married men, for thus sings he : Cuckoo, Cuckoo, cuckoo — O word...
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The Naturalist: Illustrative of the Animal, Vegetable, and ..., Volumes 4-5

1839 - 786 pages
...to be the wild Yellow Ranunculus. He expressly distinguishes his Cuckoo-buds from this flower — " When Daisies pied, and Violets blue, And Lady-smocks...of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight." Carduus. — From xtipw, to abrade, from its roughness. THEIS derives it from ard, in Celtic, a point...
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The Juvenile Budget Opened: Being Selections from the Writings of Doctor ...

John Aikin - 1839 - 308 pages
...spring, in which lady's-smock is mentioned. "When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady's-smocks all silver white ; And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight. " T. They are Shakspeare's. You see he gives the name of cuckoo-bud to some other flower, a yellow...
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