Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
And a breastplate made of daisies, Closely fitting, leaf on leaf, Periwinkles interlaced Drawn for belt about the waist; While the brown bees, humming praises, Shot their arrows round the chief. E. B. BrowningHector in the Garden.
Even thou who mournst the daisys fate, That fate is thineno distant date; Stern Ruins ploughshare drives, elate, Full on thy bloom, Till crushed beneath the furrows weight Shall be thy doom! BurnsTo a Mountain Daisy.
You may wear your virtues as a crown, As you walk through life serenely, And grace your simple rustic gown With a beauty more than queenly. Though only one for you shall care, One only speak your praises; And you never wear in your shining hair, A richer flower than daisies. Phebe CaryThe Fortune in the Daisy.
All summer she scattered the daisy leaves; They only mocked her as they fell. She said: The daisy but deceives; He loves me not, he loves me well, One story no two daisies tell. Ah foolish heart, which waits and grieves Under the daisys mocking spell. Helen Hunt JacksonThe Sign of the Daisy.
Not worlds on worlds, in phalanx deep, Need we to prove a God is here; The daisy, fresh from natures sleep, Tells of His hand in lines as clear. Dr. John Mason Good. Found in the Naturalists Poetical Companion by Rev. Edward Wilson.
Bright flowers, whose home is everywhere Bold in maternal natures care And all the long year through the heir Of joy and sorrow, Methinks that there abides in thee Some concord with humanity, Given to no other flower I see The forest through. WordsworthTo the Daisy.