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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Buttercup (Ranunculus)
 
The royal kingcup bold
Dares not don his coat of gold.
        Edwin Arnold—Almond Blossoms.
  1
He likes the poor things of the world the best,
I would not, therefore, if I could be rich.
It pleases him to stoop for buttercups.
        E. B. Browning—Aurora Leigh. Bk. IV.
  2
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children’s dower.
        Robert Browning—Home Thoughts. From Abroad.
  3
The buttercups, bright-eyed and bold,
Held up their chalices of gold
To catch the sunshine and the dew.
        Julia C. R. Dorr—Centennial Poem. L. 165.
  4
Fair is the kingcup that in meadow blows,
Fair is the daisy that beside her grows.
        Gay—Shepherd’s Week. Monday. L. 43.
  5
Against her ankles as she trod
The lucky buttercups did nod.
        Jean Ingelow—Reflections.
  6
And O the buttercups! that field
  O’ the cloth of gold, where pennons swam—
Where France set up his lilied shield,
  His oriflamb,
And Henry’s lion-standard rolled:
  What was it to their matchless sheen,
Their million million drops of gold
  Among the green!
        Jean Ingelow—The Letter L Present. St. 3.
  7
The buttercups across the field
Made sunshine rifts of splendor.
        D. M. Mulock—A Silly Song.
  8
When buttercups are blossoming,
  The poets sang, ’tis best to wed:
So all for love we paired in Spring—
  Blanche and I—ere youth had sped.
        E. C. Stedman—Bohemia.
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