|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|What loved little islands, twice seen in their lakes,|
Can the wild water-lily restore.
|The slender water-lily|
Peeps dreamingly out of the lake;
The moon, oppressd with loves sorrow,
Looks tenderly down for her sake.
HeineBook of Songs. New Spring. No. 15. St. 1.
|Those virgin lilies, all the night|
Bathing their beauties in the lake,
That they may rise more fresh and bright,
When their beloved suns awake.
MooreLalla Rookh. Paradise and the Peri.
|Broad water-lilies lay tremulously,|
And starry river-buds glimmered by,
And around them the soft stream did glide and dance
With a motion of sweet sound and radiance.
ShelleyThe Sensitive Plant. Pt. I.
| The water-lily starts and slides|
Upon the level in little puffs of wind,
Tho anchord to the bottom.
TennysonThe Princess. IV. L. 236.
|Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,|
And slips into the bosom of the lake;
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
Into my bosom, and be lost in me.
TennysonThe Princess. VII. L. 171.
|Swan flocks of lilies shoreward lying,|
In sweetness, not in music, dying.
WhittierThe Maids of Attitash.
|Rapaciously we gathered flowery spoils|
From land and water; lilies of each hue,
Golden and white, that float upon the waves,
And court the wind.
WordsworthThe Excursion. Bk. IX. L. 540.