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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Gentian (Gentiana)
And the blue gentian-flower, that, in the breeze,
Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last.
Thou blossom! bright with autumn dew,
And colour’d with the heaven’s own blue,
That openest when the quiet light
Succeeds the keen and frosty night.
        Bryant—To the Fringed Gentian.
Blue thou art, intensely blue;
Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
        Montgomery—The Gentianella.
Beside the brook and on the umbered meadow,
  Where yellow fern-tufts fleck the faded ground,
With folded lids beneath their palmy shadow
  The gentian nods in dewy slumbers bound.
        Sarah Helen Whitman—A Still Day in Autumn. St. 6.

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