Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Lotus (Zizyphus Lotus)
Where drooping lotos-flowers, distilling balm, Dream by the drowsy streamlets sleep hath crownd, While Care forgets to sigh, and Peace hath balsamed Pain. Paul H. HayneSonnet. Pent in this Common Sphere.
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. PopeSappho to Phaon. L. 177.
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. TennysonThe Lotos-Eaters. Choric Song. St. 8.
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 wisdoms power, Is nestled still in every fold, Within the Lotos flower. Wm. WinterA Lotos Flower.