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the bud packed
tight with its miracle swayed
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Have you seen but a bright lily grow
Before rude hands have touch'd it?
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The bud
stands for all things,
even for those things that don't flower,
A flow'ret crushed in the bud,
A nameless piece of Babyhood,
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You seem to me as Dian in her orb,
As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown;
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'So passeth, in the passing of a day,
Of mortall life the leafe, the bud, the flowre,
The weight of its body
cleverly suspended
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I seem to have dodged all my days with one or two persons, and lived upon expectation,--as if the bud would surely blossom; and so ...
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev'ry hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow'r.
"... The state's one function is to give.
The bud must bloom till blowsy blown
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