|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Columbine (Aquilegia Canadensis)|
|Or columbines, in purple dressed|
Nod oer the ground-birds hidden nest.
BryantTo the Fringed Gentian.
|Skirting the rocks at the forest edge|
With a running flame from ledge to ledge,
Or swaying deeper in shadowy glooms,
A smoldering fire in her dusky blooms;
Bronzed and molded by wind and sun,
Maddening, gladdening every one
With a gypsy beauty full and fine,
A health to the crimson columbine!
|O columbine, open your folded wrapper,|
Where two twin turtle-doves dwell!
O cuckoopint, toll me the purple clapper
That hangs in your clear green bell!
Jean IngelowSongs of Seven. Seven Times One.
|Theres fennel for you, and columbines: theres rue for you.|
Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 180.
|I am that flower,That mint.That columbine.|
Loves Labor Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 661.