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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
 
Around in silent grandeur stood
The stately children of the wood;
Maple and elm and towering pine
Mantled in folds of dark woodbine.
        Julia C. R. Dorr—At the Gate.
  1
I sat me down to watch upon a bank
With ivy canopied and interwove
With flaunting honeysuckle.
        MiltonComus. L. 543.
  2
I plucked a honeysuckle where
  The hedge on high is quick with thorn,
  And climbing for the prize, was torn,
And fouled my feet in quag-water;
  And by the thorns and by the wind
  The blossom that I took was thinn’d,
And yet I found it sweet and fair.
        D. G. Rossetti—The Honeysuckle.
  3
And honeysuckle loved to crawl
Up the low crag and ruin’d wall.
        Scott—Marmion. Canto III. Introduction.
  4
And bid her steal into the pleached bower,
Where honeysuckles, ripen’d by the sun,
Forbid the sun to enter, like favorites,
Made proud by princes, that advance their pride
Against that power that bred it.
        Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 7.
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