Quotation by Shakespeare

When daffodils begin to peer,
With heigh, the doxy over the dale,
Why then comes in the sweet o'the year,
For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Autolycus, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 3, l. 1-4.

The rogue Autolycus bursts in to change the mood from winter to spring, singing of renewed vitality ("red blood") doing away with the paleness of winter; a "doxy" is slang for a wench or, in modern slang, a floozy.
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