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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Laurel (Lauras Nobilis)
The laurel-tree grew large and strong,
  Its roots went searching deeply down;
It split the marble walls of Wrong,
  And blossomed o’er the Despot’s crown.
        Richard Hengist Horne—The Laurel Seed.
This flower that smells of honey and the sea,
White laurustine, seems in my hand to be
  A white star made of memory long ago
Lit in the heaven of dear times dead to me.

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