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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Amaranth (Amarantus)
 
Nosegays! leave them for the waking,
Throw them earthward where they grew
Dim are such, beside the breaking
Amaranths he looks unto.
Folded eyes see brighter colors than the open ever do.
        E. B. Browning—A Child Asleep.
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Bid amaranthus all his beauty shed,
And daffodillies fill their cups with tears,
To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.
        MiltonLycidas. L. 149.
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Immortal amaranth, a flower which once
In Paradise, fast by the Tree of Life,
Began to bloom, but soon for Man’s offence,
To heav’n remov’d, where first it grew, there grows,
And flow’rs aloft shading the fount of life.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. III. L. 353.
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Amaranths such as crown the maids
That wander through Zamara’s shades.
        Moore—Lalla Rookh. Light of the Harem. L. 318.
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