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name for several plants; in England, particularly the hawthornhawthorn,
any species of the genus Crataegus of the family Rosaceae (rose family), shrubs and trees widely distributed in north temperate climates and especially common in E North America.
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. See also mayflowermayflower,
in botany, name for several spring-blooming plants. In England the hawthorn is called mayflower, or may; in North America the name is used for the trailing arbutus, the hepatica, and an herb (Maianthemum canadense) of the family Liliaceae (lily family).
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see monthmonth,
in chronology, the conventional period of a lunation, i.e., passage of the moon through all its phases. It is usually computed at approximately 29 or 30 days. For the computation of the month and its harmony with the solar calendar and for the months in others than the
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Sir Robert McCredie. born 1936, Australian biologist and ecologist
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21-22) I turn my back to thee, but to receive Corrections (37-38) Restore thine image, so much, by thy grace, That thou mayst know me, and I'll turn my face.
Dear flesh, while I do pray, learn here thy stem And true descent, that when thou shalt grow fat And wanton in thy cravings, thou mayst know That flesh is but the glass which holds the dust That measures all our time; which also shall Be crumbled into dust.
It is but thy breaking the shell of modesty, that thou mayst eat the kernel of the vomiting nut.
I exclaimed, thou art the very Janus who hast always delighted in antithetical presentments; who lovest to exhibit thy tragic face in its most doleful gloom, that thou mayst incontinently turn upon us the sunshine of thy comic smile.
That time of year thou mayst in me behold when I rejoice to share some flavorful items I have encountered during the past 12 months:
As to the top 10 poems, in descending order after Herrick, they are John Keats' ``La Belle Dame Sans Merci,'' Matthew Arnold's ``Dover Beach,'' Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ``Kubla Khan,'' Robert Frost's ``Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,'' Gerard Manley Hopkins' ``Pied Beauty,'' Shakespeare's ``That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold'' and Keats' ``To Autumn.
Old courtiers know this; therefore set out so, As all the day thou mayst hold out to go.
This makes of the golden statues decidedly "impure" aesthetic objects, particularly when we recall Romeo's earlier comments at the apothecary's of the corrupting power of "gold": "worse poison to men's souls, / Doing more murder in this loathsome world / Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell" (5.
There was a sense of being watched from the grave ("So mayst thou watch me where I weep" [LXIII.
Whereas Gratiano tells Shylock, "Beg that thou mayst have leave to hang thyself
O england boasted land of liberty Wi strangers still thou mayst thy title own But thy poor slaves the alteration see Wi many a loss to them the truth is known Like emigrating bird thy freedoms flown While mongrel clowns low as their rooting plough Disdain thy laws to put in force their own & every village owns its tyrants now & parish slaves must live as parish kings alow.
That thou mayst shake the superflux to them, / And show the heavens more just" (3.