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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Magnolia (Magnolia)
 
Fragrant o’er all the western groves
The tall magnolia towers unshaded.
        Maria Brooks—Written on Seeing Pharamond.
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Majestic flower! How purely beautiful
  Thou art, as rising from thy bower of green,
Those dark and glossy leaves so thick and full,
  Thou standest like a high-born forest queen
Among thy maidens clustering round so fair,—
  I love to watch thy sculptured form unfolding,
And look into thy depths, to image there
  A fairy cavern, and while thus beholding,
And while thy breeze floats o’er thee, matchless flower,
  I breathe the perfume, delicate and strong,
That comes like incense from thy petal-bower;
  My fancy roams those southern woods along,
Beneath that glorious tree, where deep among
  The unsunned leaves thy large white flower-cups hung!
        C. P. Cranch—Poem to the Magnolia Grandiflora.
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