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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)
The hyacinth for constancy wi’ its unchanging blue.
        BurnsO Luve Will Venture In.
Art thou a hyacinth blossom
The shepherds upon the hills
Have trodden into the ground?
Shall I not lift thee?
        Bliss Carman. Trans. of Sappho.
Come, evening gale! the crimsonne rose
  Is drooping for thy sighe of dewe;
The hyacinthe wooes thy kisse to close
  In slumberre sweete its eye of blue.
        George Croly—Inscription for a Grotto.
By field and by fell, and by mountain gorge,
Shone Hyacinths blue and clear.
        Lucy Hooper—Legends of Flowers. St. 3.
Here hyacinths of heavenly blue
Shook their rich tresses to the morn.
        Montgomery—The Adventure of a Star.
If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
        Mosleh Eddin Saadi—Gulistan. (Garden of Roses.)
And the hyacinth purple, and white, and blue,
Which flung from its bells a sweet peal anew
Of music so delicate, soft, and intense,
It was felt like an odour within the sense.
        Shelley—The Sensitive Plant. Pt. I.

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