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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Dandelion (Taraxacum Dens-leonis)
  You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions.
        Henry Ward Beecher—Star Papers. A Discourse of Flowers.
Upon a showery night and still,
  Without a sound of warning,
A trooper band surprised the hill,
  And held it in the morning.
We were not waked by bugle notes,
  No cheer our dreams invaded,
And yet at dawn, their yellow coats
  On the green slopes paraded.
        Helen Gray Cone—The Dandelions.
Dear common flower, that grow’st beside the way,
  Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold,
First pledge of blithesome May,
  Which children pluck, and, full of pride, uphold,
High-hearted buccaneers, o’erjoyed that they
  An Eldorado in the grass have found,
  Which not the rich earth’s ample round
May match in wealth, thou art more dear to me
Than all the prouder summer-blooms may be.
        Lowell—To the Dandelion.
Young Dandelion
  On a hedge-side,
Said young Dandelion,
  Who’ll be my bride?

Said young Dandelion
  With a sweet air,
I have my eye on
  Miss Daisy fair.
        D. M. Mulock—Young Dandelion.

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