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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Celandine (Chelidonium)
Eyes of some men travel far
For the finding of a star;
Up and down the heavens they go,
  Men that keep a mighty rout!
I’m as great as they, I trow,
  Since the day I found thee out,
Little Flower!—I’ll make a stir,
Like a sage astronomer.
        WordsworthTo the Small Celandine.
Long as there’s a sun that sets,
  Primroses will have their glory;
Long as there are violets,
  They will have a place in story:
There’s a flower that shall be mine,
’Tis the little Celandine.
        WordsworthTo the Small Celandine.
Pleasures newly found are sweet
When they lie about our feet:
February last, my heart
First at sight of thee was glad;
All unheard of as thou art,
  Thou must needs, I think have had,
Celandine! and long ago,
Praise of which I nothing know.
        WordsworthTo the Same Flower.

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