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  • It is very warm in the sun, on this early spring-day, when we return from Paestum, but very cold in the shade: insomuch, that although we may lunch, pleasantly, at noon, in the open air, by the gate of Pompeii, the neighbouring rivulet supplies thick ice for our wine.

    Pictures from Italy

  • Suddenly there came back to him the memory of that last day at home, -- the joyous spring-day in March, -- which was so full of gay sounds.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • It is Easter-time, when all is budding and aglow with freshness and young life and on such a bright spring-day he first sees Margaretha and at once offers her his arm.

    The Standard Operaglass Detailed Plots of One Hundred and Fifty-one Celebrated Operas

  • One new to the stacks of gold and separated them into long, heavy skeins; while another spun the threads back and forth till they sparkled and danced and seemed to turn into sunbeams that at length broke away and glanced into the blue above, where they played about just as the sunlight does on a bright spring-day.

    Dreamland

  • The floor was carpeted with something very soft and of a tender, fresh green, and Doris's feet seemed to sink into it at every step; and then a sweet perfume seemed to rise up like that one smells on an early spring-day when one goes into the country and is the first to lay foot on the fresh young grass.

    Dreamland

  • Our trade, which lately bloomed like a Neapolitan spring-day, is now covered with clouds and sifted with ashes, as if some angry Vesuvius had exploded its contents over us and shot the hot lava-tides among our snug vineyards and cottages.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • It was a beautiful spring-day and when I had cleared the city and got right into the country everything was so fresh and pleasant that I could have shouted with joy.

    The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825

  • What will have become of all the forces that, at seventeen, should still be frail as promises, tender as the little green shoots of a first spring-day?

    The Choice of Life

  • Yes, sir, an 'I told you about me vi'lets -- it was a luvly spring-day.

    The Pigeon

  • I never returned to my spring-day upon the cliffs of Sark.

    The Doctor's Dilemma

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