|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Welcome, wild harbinger of spring!|
To this small nook of earth;
Feeling and fancy fondly cling
Round thoughts which owe their birth
To thee, and to the humble spot
Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.
Bernard BartonTo a Crocus.
|Hail to the King of Bethlehem,|
Who weareth in his diadem
The yellow crocus for the gem
Of his authority!
LongfellowChristus. Pt. II. The Golden Legend. IX.