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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Myrtle (Myrtus Communis)
 
Nor myrtle—which means chiefly love: and love
Is something awful which one dare not touch
So early o’ mornings.
        E. B. Browning—Aurora Leigh. Bk. II.
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The myrtle (ensign of supreme command,
Consigned by Venus to Melissa’s hand)
Not less capricious than a reigning fair,
Oft favors, oft rejects a lover’s prayer;
In myrtle shades oft sings the happy swain,
In myrtle shades despairing ghosts complain.
        Samuel Johnson—Written at the Request of a Gentleman. L. 3.
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Dark-green and gemm’d with flowers of snow,
  With close uncrowded branches spread
Not proudly high, nor meanly low,
  A graceful myrtle rear’d its head.
        Montgomery—The Myrtle.
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While the myrtle, now idly entwin’d with his crown,
Like the wreath of Harmodius, shall cover his sword.
        Moore—O, Blame Not The Bard.
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