furze is in bloom, my love's in tune, when the

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Proverbial saying, mid 18th century, with the implication that some furze can always be found in bloom (compare when the gorse is out of bloom, kissing's out of fashion). A Middle English source of the early 13th century has the rhyme, ‘Whanne bloweth [flowers] the brom, thanne wogeth [woos] the grom; Whann bloweth the furs, thanne wogeth he wurs.’

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