|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Before, beside us, and above|
The firefly lights his lamp of love.
Bishop HeberTour Through Ceylon.
|Is it where the flowr of the orange blows,|
And the fireflies dance thro the myrtle boughs?
Mrs. HemansThe Better Land.
|And the fireflies, Wah-wah-taysee,|
Waved their torches to mislead him.
|The fireflies oer the meadow|
In pulses come and go.
LowellMidnight. St. 3.
|Tiny Salmoneus of the air|
His mimic bolts the firefly threw.
|Now, motionless and dark, eluded search|
Self-shrouded: and anon, starring the sky,
Rose like a shower of fire.
SoutheyMadoc. Pt. II. (Confounds the firefly with the lantern-fly.)
|Many a night I saw the Pleiads rising thro the mellow shade,|
Glitter like a swarm of fireflies tangled in a silver braid.
TennysonLocksley Hall. 9.