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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Columbine (Aquilegia Canadensis)
Or columbines, in purple dressed
Nod o’er the ground-bird’s hidden nest.
        Bryant—To the Fringed Gentian.
Skirting the rocks at the forest edge
With a running flame from ledge to ledge,
Or swaying deeper in shadowy glooms,
A smoldering fire in her dusky blooms;
Bronzed and molded by wind and sun,
Maddening, gladdening every one
With a gypsy beauty full and fine,—
A health to the crimson columbine!
        Elaine Goodale—Columbine.
O columbine, open your folded wrapper,
  Where two twin turtle-doves dwell!
O cuckoopint, toll me the purple clapper
  That hangs in your clear green bell!
        Jean Ingelow—Songs of Seven. Seven Times One.
There’s fennel for you, and columbines: there’s rue for you.
        Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 180.
I am that flower,—That mint.—That columbine.
        Love’s Labor Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 661.

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