Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Nosegays! leave them for the waking, Throw them earthward where they grew Dim are such, beside the breaking Amaranths he looks unto. Folded eyes see brighter colors than the open ever do. E. B. BrowningA Child Asleep.
Immortal amaranth, a flower which once In Paradise, fast by the Tree of Life, Began to bloom, but soon for Mans offence, To heavn removd, where first it grew, there grows, And flowrs aloft shading the fount of life. MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. III. L. 353.