|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria Majalis)|
|The lily of the vale, of flowers the queen,|
Puts on the robe she neither sewd nor spun.
|White bud! that in meek beauty dost lean|
Thy cloistered cheek as pale as moonlight snow,
Thou seemst, beneath thy huge, high leaf of green,
An Eremite beneath his mountains brow.
George CrolyThe Lily of the Valley.
| And in his left he held a basket full|
Of all sweet herbs that searching eye could cull
Wild thyme, and valley-lilies whiter still
Than Ledas love, and cresses from the rill.
KeatsEndymion. Bk. I. L. 155.
|And the Naiad-like lily of the vale,|
Whom youth makes so fair and passion so pale,
That the light of its tremulous bells is seen,
Through their pavilions of tender green.
ShelleyThe Sensitive Plant. Pt. I.
|Where scattered wild the Lily of the Vale|
Its balmy essence breathes.
ThomsonThe Seasons. Spring. L. 445.
| And leaves of that shy plant,|
(Her flowers were shed) the lily of the vale,
That loves the ground, and from the sun withholds
Her pensive beauty; from the breeze her sweets.
WordsworthThe Excursion. Bk. IX. L. 540.