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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Lotus (Zizyphus Lotus)
 
Where drooping lotos-flowers, distilling balm,
Dream by the drowsy streamlets sleep hath crown’d,
While Care forgets to sigh, and Peace hath balsamed Pain.
        Paul H. Hayne—Sonnet. Pent in this Common Sphere.
  1
The lotus flower is troubled
  At the sun’s resplendent light;
With sunken head and sadly
  She dreamily waits for the night.
        Heine—Book of Songs. Lyrical Interlude. No. 10.
  2
Lotos, the name; divine, nectareous juice!
        Homer—Odyssey. Bk. IX. L. 106. Pope’s trans.
  3
Stone lotus cups, with petals dipped in sand.
        Jean Ingelow—Gladys and her Island. L. 460.
  4
Oh! what are the brightest that e’er have blown
To the lote-tree, springing by Alla’s throne,
Whose flowers have a soul in every leaf.
        Moore—Lalla Rookh. Paradise and the Peri.
  5
They wove the lotus band to deck
And fan with pensile wreath their neck.
        Moore—Odes of Anacreon. Ode LXX.
  6
A spring there is, whose silver waters show
Clear as a glass the shining sands below:
A flowering lotos spreads its arms above,
Shades all the banks, and seems itself a grove.
        Pope—Sappho to Phaon. L. 177.
  7
The lotos bowed above the tide and dreamed.
        Margaret J. Preston—Rhodope’s Sandal.
  8
The Lotos blooms below the barren peak:
The Lotos blooms by every winding creek:
All day the wind breathes low with mellower tone:
Thro’ every hollow cave and alley lone,
Round and round the spicy downs the yellow Lotos-dust is blown.
        Tennyson—The Lotos-Eaters. Choric Song. St. 8.
  9
In that dusk land of mystic dream
  Where dark Osiris sprung,
It bloomed beside his sacred stream
  While yet the world was young;
And every secret Nature told,
  Of golden wisdom’s power,
Is nestled still in every fold,
  Within the Lotos flower.
        Wm. Winter—A Lotos Flower.
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