|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts 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 BeecherStar 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 ConeThe Dandelions.
|Dear common flower, that growst 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, oerjoyed that they
An Eldorado in the grass have found,
Which not the rich earths ample round
May match in wealth, thou art more dear to me
Than all the prouder summer-blooms may be.
LowellTo the Dandelion.
On a hedge-side,
Said young Dandelion,
Wholl be my bride?
Said young Dandelion
With a sweet air,
I have my eye on
Miss Daisy fair.
D. M. MulockYoung Dandelion.