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The dew-bead
Gem of earth and sky begotten.

Dew is water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed objects in the morning or evening. As the exposed surface cools by radiating its heat, atmospheric moisture condenses at a rate greater than that at which it can evaporate, resulting in the formation of water droplets.



  • From drooping leaves, and bending flowers,
    Exhaled the midnight dews !
    Like love that from its inmost thoughts
    Its own sweet life renews.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 193-94.
  • The Dewdrop slips into the shining sea!
  • Dewdrops, Nature's tears, which she
    Sheds in her own breast for the fair which die.
    The sun insists on gladness; but at night,
    When he is gone, poor Nature loves to weep.
  • The dew,
    'Tis of the tears which stars weep, sweet with joy.
  • The dew-bead
    Gem of earth and sky begotten.
  • Or stars of morning, dew-drops which the sun
    Impearls on every leaf and every flower.

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