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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Marigold (Tagetes)
The marigold, whose courtier’s face
Echoes the sun, and doth unlace
Her at his rise, at his full stop
Packs and shuts up her gaudy shop.
        John Cleveland—On Phillis Walking Before Sunrise.
The marigold abroad her leaves doth spread,
Because the sun’s and her power is the same.
        Henry Constable—Diana.
No marigolds yet closed are,
No shadows great appeare.
        Herrick—Hesperides. To Daisies. Not to Shut so Soone.
Open afresh your round of starry folds,
Ye ardent marigolds!
Dry up the moisture from your golden lips.
        Keats—I Stood Tiptoe Upon a Little Hill.
The sun-observing marigold.
        Quarles—The School of the Heart. Ode XXX. St. 5.
Nor shall the marigold unmentioned die,
Which Acis once found out in Sicily;
She Phœbus loves, and from him draws his hue,
And ever keeps his golden beams in view.
        Rapin—In His Latin Poem on Gardens. Trans. by Gardiner in 1706.
And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes.
        Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 3. Song. L. 25.
          Here’s flowers for you:
Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram:
The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun,
And with him rises weeping.
        Winter’s Tale. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 103.
When with a serious musing I behold
The graceful and obsequious marigold,
How duly every morning she displays
Her open breast, when Titan spreads his rays.
        George Wither—The Marigold.

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