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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Humming-Bird
 
          Jewelled coryphée
With quivering wings like shielding gauze outspread.
        Ednah Proctor Clarke—Humming-Bird.
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Quick as a humming bird is my love,
Dipping into the hearts of flowers—
She darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly
Dipping into the flowers of my heart.
        James Oppenheim—Quick as a Humming Bird.
  2
And the humming-bird that hung
  Like a jewel up among
The tilted honeysuckle horns
  They mesmerized and swung
In the palpitating air,
  Drowsed with odors strange and rare,
And, with whispered laughter, slipped away
And left him hanging there.
        James Whitcomb Riley—The South Wind and the Sun.
  3
A flash of harmless lightning,
  A mist of rainbow dyes,
The burnished sunbeams brightening
  From flower to flower he flies.
        John Banister Tabb—Humming Bird.
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